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  • Red Devils roll into playoffs

    PRINCETON — Princeton scored early, but Jake Merkel and Hall scored often Friday at Bryant Field.Merkel scored four touchdowns to lead the R ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:19 am
  • Steamers spoil BV playoff hopes

    FULTON – With 32.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the seasons for the Fulton and Bureau Valley football teams hung in the balance.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:19 am
  • Halm, Bruins roll past Sherrard

    SHERRARD — The St. Bede Academy Bruins and Sam Halm played the spoilers for Sherrard’s Senior Night as the Bruins dominated their opponent 5 ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:19 am
  • Coats for Kids drive is underway

    PRINCETON — The annual Coats for Kids drive has kicked off this season with a goal to collect at least 250 coats for those in need this wint ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:12 pm
  • CPS donates T-shirts to BVHS

    Bureau Valley Renaissance partnered with Crop Production Services of Sheffield to provide all Bureau Valley High School students and staff w ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:01 pm
  • BVHS recognizes students and staff member

    MANLIUS — On Sept. 30, the Bureau Valley High School Renaissance Program held a breakfast to honor the students of the month and the staff m ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:01 pm
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  • Yates-Mabry, Wilkin face off in county treasurer’s race

    Editor’s note: The Bureau County Republican asked Bureau County Treasurer candidates to fill out a questionnaire. Following are their responses.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Who killed ‘Trader Jack’ Redshaw?

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on unsolved mysteries in the Illinois Valley.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:31 pm
  • Staying safe with fire

    The Smoke House visited Van Orin School Wednesday morning. Firefighter Nick Drummer (left) shows Lexi Polite, Reis Hartford, Tanayiah Allison and Gio ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:29 pm
  • PHS students taking the initiative

    PRINCETON — New this year, Princeton High School is live streaming sporting events through its website. Starting in August, PHS began to live stream a ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Hog factory still on hold for now

    WENONA — The proposed hog factory farm facility planned for Wenona is still in limbo.VMC Management ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:16 pm
  • Post office begins new services

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Post Office is beginning a Sunday delivery service for parcels ordered through Amazon, an Internet-based company that sells ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:15 pm
  • Socks, socks and more socks

    General Federation of Woman’s Club of Princeton-Illinois chapter members (from left) Lou Brown, Clara Pease and Jo Kloster (right) present the club’s ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:16 pm
  • Thursday special meeting takes no action

    PRINCETON — A special meeting of the Princeton City Council and Princeton’s insurance company was held Thursday afternoon in city hall.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:16 pm
  • Coats for Kids drive is underway

    PRINCETON — The annual Coats for Kids drive has kicked off this season with a goal to collect at least 250 coats for those in need this winter.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:12 pm
  • Demolition begins in Spring Valley

    Workers of American Demolition began the demolition phase in downtown Spring Valley on Thursday. The building located at 200 and 202 E. St. Paul St. i ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:32 pm
  • Halm, Bruins roll past Sherrard

    SHERRARD — The St. Bede Academy Bruins and Sam Halm played the spoilers for Sherrard’s Senior Night as the Bruins dominated their opponent 53-26 in Sh ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:19 am
  • Steamers spoil BV playoff hopes

    FULTON – With 32.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the seasons for the Fulton and Bureau Valley football teams hung in the balance.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:19 am
  • Red Devils roll into playoffs

    PRINCETON — Princeton scored early, but Jake Merkel and Hall scored often Friday at Bryant Field.Mer ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:19 am
  • Cross country

    At Sterling: Princeton’s Kendile Whitford won Tuesday’s freshmen meet with a top time of 18:23 for 3.05 miles. PHS coach Pat Hodge said he looked “v ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:37 pm
  • Three Rivers East sophomore champions

    The St. Bede sophomore volleyball team finished as undefeated conference champions in the Three Rivers East at 12-0. Team members include (front row, ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • Little Ten champs

    LaMoille-Ohio captured the Little Ten Conference F/S championship with an 8-0 record. Team members are (front row, from left) Karli Forbes, Riley John ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:39 pm
  • Three Rivers East champions

    The Bureau Valley Storm captured the Three Rivers East Division volleyball championship with a perfect 12-0 record. Team members are (front row) Savan ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:38 pm
  • Undefeated season

    The Bureau Valley freshman volleyball team finished an undefeated season at 19-0, including 12-0 as Three Rivers Conference East Division champions. T ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:38 pm
  • IHSA cross country regionals at a glance:

    At St. Bede (1A)When: Girls race — 10 a.m. Boys race — 11 a.m., Saturday.Local schools: DePue, Hall, ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:32 pm
  • Colmones, EPG repeat at state

    Ken Colmone’s El Paso-Gridley golf team won their second straight IHSA Class 1A Boys state golf championship.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:37 pm
  • Thomas Anderson

    SHEFFIELD — Thomas "Tommy" Anderson, 98, of Sheffield died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Colonial Hall Nursing Home in Princeton.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Betty Breedlove

    LAMOILLE — Betty S. Breedlove, 66, of LaMoille died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:08 pm
  • Helen Vaughn

    PRINCETON — Helen Marie Vaughn, 83, of Princeton died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in her home. Born Au ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Kevin Eckberg

    DIXON — Kevin Eckberg, 47, of Dixon, formerly of Walnut, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, Ill.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • Eleanor Gealow

    PRINCETON — Eleanor Gene Gealow, 88, of Princeton passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Eric Porter

    TISKILWA — Eric L. Porter, 61, of Tiskilwa passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • James Green

    PRINCETON — M. James Green, 90, of Princeton passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Colonial Hall Nursing Home.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:52 am
  • Robert Forbes

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Robert L. Forbes, 89, of South Bend, Ind., formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Southfield Village in S ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Wilbur Blake

    NEPONSET — Wilbur E. Blake, 89, of Neponset died at 7:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Kewanee Care Home.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Robert Nelson

    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Robert "Bob" D. Nelson of Stone Mountain, Ga., formerly of Princeton, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Assault Andres C. Tello, 25, of LaSalle was charged with assault, reckless driving, illegal transpo ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Illegal consumptionNathan E. Pennell, 18, of Spring Valley was charged with illegal consumption of a ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsJason L. Erdmier, 35, of Rock Falls and Charles W. Kuehl, 76, of Walnut were involved in a ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Kelly J. Milnes, 44, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery, unlawful interference with reporting domestic violence, criminal damage to proper ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Domestic batteryKevin L. Diamond, 31, of Spring Valley was charged with domestic battery in the 100 ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Driving while license suspendedChad A. Whittaker, 39, of Wyoming, Ill., was arrested at 7:53 p.m. Oc ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Possession of cannabisTwo 17-year-old Ladd boys were charged with possession of cannabis and possess ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Crashes Glenn Douglas Brown, 64, of Carlinville and Zachary Johnathon Ortega, 20, of Kewanee were in ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Bourey pleads guilty to child pornography

    PRINCETON — A LaSalle man has entered a guilty plea in Bureau County Court to the Class 2 felony of child pornography.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Jeremy P. Cooley, 26, of Spring Valley was arrested in the 100 block of Elm Street at ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Election Letters to the Editor

    The last day the Bureau County Republican will publish Letters to the Editor regarding the Nov. 4 election or any candidate is Thursday, Oct. 30. No L ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • ‘Learn. Decide. Vote.’

    Autumn has always been my favorite season. The changing colors of the leaves, the snap in the morning air, the sound of combines harvesting the crops ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Vote for your passion

    What is your passion? Several youth in Colorado demonstrated because their passion was to have a say ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I love fall. The cool, crisp air ... the sound of the leaves crunching under my feet ... the smell of the season ... I could literally go on and on .. ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Fall-ing into memories

    My grandfather was a fairly stoic man. Of German decent, his heritage taught him strict work ethics, and he worked tirelessly throughout his entire li ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • This ‘ghoul’ loves Halloween

    Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Costumes, free candy, getting to run around the neighborhood with your friends after dark — what’s not ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • It’s not a ‘done deal’

    Beware: RICL is not a “done deal.” We need to help protect elderly landowners “Clean” Line Energy Pa ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Rauner give Illinois hope

    Gov. Pat Quinn has had more than five years to guide Illinois toward a brighter fiscal future.Instea ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    I’m writing this on a rainy Monday afternoon. My desk is piled high with a mountain of work that needs to be accomplished. I have telephone calls that ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • The Great ShakeOut

    The largest earthquake ever to rattle North America occurred in 1811 in New Madrid, Mo., near Southern Illinois. If a similar quake struck the same sp ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:09 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Three weeks of wet conditions have left the ground saturated in parts of the state. Limited harvest of corn and soybeans occurred last week, however p ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:46 pm
  • Harvest time is here

    It’s harvest time on the family farm.Weaning time is here and the calves have been separated from th ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:44 pm
  • Singles in Agriculture holds dinner

    HARDING — The Illinois Chapter of Singles in Agriculture will hold its 22nd annual Thanksgiving harvest dinner and dance Nov. 2 at the Harding Communi ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:44 pm
  • Local FFA member selected to perform at National FFA Convention & Expo

    PRINCETON — Malena Wheeler, a member of the Princeton FFA chapter, will be on stage and in the spotlight from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 during the 2014 Nation ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:45 pm
  • Tiskilwa gets new gas station

    TISKILWA — Tiskilwa residents now have a gas station in town after an absence of one for three years.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Dr. Daniel hosts Chinese doctor

    PRINCETON — Dr. Elie Daniel, podiatrist at Perry Memorial Hospital, provided an observational fellowship opportunity for Dr. Xu Lin.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Power Purchase Agreement signed for wind energy

    MG2 Tribal Energy (“MG2”), a partnership between the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians (Mesa Grande) and renewable energy company, Geronimo Energy, ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Rainfall continued throughout the state last week and still continues to delay harvest. Isolated hail was reported in the East Southeast district. Sta ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:02 pm
  • Still a lot to do ...

    It’s my favorite time of year — the days starting to become shorter, temperatures falling, and Mother Nature is giving us one last celebration of colo ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:02 pm
  • Cloverbud program starts Tuesday

    The University of Illinois Extension invites youth ages 5-7 to participate in the 4-H Cloverbud program. The 4-H Cloverbud program uses hands-on learn ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:02 pm
  • Hollis graduates from Educators of Beauty

    LASALLE — Amy Hollis of Wyanet has graduated from the Educators of Beauty located in LaSalle.Hollis ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:58 pm
  • BVHS recognizes students and staff member

    MANLIUS — On Sept. 30, the Bureau Valley High School Renaissance Program held a breakfast to honor the students of the month and the staff member of t ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:01 pm
  • CPS donates T-shirts to BVHS

    Bureau Valley Renaissance partnered with Crop Production Services of Sheffield to provide all Bureau Valley High School students and staff with a new ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:01 pm
  • Community Notes

    Rotary meetingWALNUT — The Rotary Club of Walnut will host Jill Guynn, county director of the Univer ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:01 pm
  • Annual homecoming celebration

    SEATONVILLE — The Seatonville Congregational Church Independent will celebrate its 86th annual homecoming on Nov. 2. The morning worship service will ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:01 pm
  • Covered Bridge Chorus performs

    PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Chorus performed its annual show on Oct. 18. The “Pride of Peoria” chorus joined them so they ended up with more than 3 ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:55 pm
  • Girl Scouts participate in ceremony

    Girl Scout Troop 4749 participated in an investiture, rededication and bridging ceremony on Sept. 28. Troop 4749 welcomed eight new girls to the troop ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • Photo contest winners announced

    UTICA — Winners have been announced for Starved Rock Lodge Photography Club’s recent photo contest.B ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:54 pm
  • St. Bede Academy Honor Roll

    St. Bede Academy lists its honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • LaMoille High School honor roll

    LaMoille High School lists its honor roll students for the First Quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 6:58 pm

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