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  • Helping kids get back to school

    Bureau County United Way Executive Director Andrea Anderson (left) and Bureau County United Way Board President Sue Spratt (right) present B ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • IVCC SGA prepares for year

    Illinois Valley Community College Student Government Association officers met the week of July 14 to begin preparations for the 2014-15 acad ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:45 pm
  • Corwins have good year in sports

    SHEFFIELD — It’s hard to believe any sports family in Bureau County had a better year than the Corwins of Sheffield.Daughter Caitlyn won a s ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Schaefbauers win tennis classic titles

    PRINCETON — Sixty-one singles players took the courts during last weekend’s singles portion of the Tiger Tennis Classic. The doubles portion ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Volunteering with a smile

    Andrea Doran and Dena Doran take time to help with the distribution of T-shirts during Saturday’s third annual Believe Foundation event, whi ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Items wanted for fair display

    The 159th Bureau County Fair in Princeton is seeking antique and unique items to display in the fair museum building, which will be open dur ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:32 pm
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  • Meet your 2014 Miss Bureau County Fair Queen contestants

    Abigail Blackert, 20, of Mineral School: Junior at Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. Other than ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Master Farmer Dick Anson

    Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series about Bureau County’s Master Farmers. PRINCETON ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • CPASA will be at National Night Out

    SPRING VALLEY — CPASA has been invited to the National Night Out event from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kirby Park in Spring Valley. All CPASA members are ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Another Child Foundation to host collection drive

    PRINCETON — Another Child Foundation is gearing up to send another shipment of items that will help fill the needs of orphans and at-risk children in ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • A cool down for Buda’s rescue team

    BUDA — Highlighting the Buda Village Board meeting Monday night was word that the village emergency rescue unit team will be able to survive the summe ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Levan sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to burglary

    PRINCETON — A Wyanet man have been placed on five years probation and ordered to serve four months in the Bureau County Jail after pleading guilty to ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Helping kids get back to school

    Bureau County United Way Executive Director Andrea Anderson (left) and Bureau County United Way Board President Sue Spratt (right) present Bureau Coun ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • First Person (Julie Pinter)

    City: Princeton. Where did you grow up: Wyanet. Family: Husband, Jim; sons, Javious (Uganda), Justin ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:47 pm
  • NCICG to host meetings for hazard mitigation plan

    North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG), a regional planning agency that provides administrative assistance to local governments, will h ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:35 pm
  • 2013 royalty to say goodbye

    The 2013 Bureau County Fair queens gathered for a final photo before they will say goodbye to their reigns at the Bureau County Fair. Pictured are Mis ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Corwins have good year in sports

    SHEFFIELD — It’s hard to believe any sports family in Bureau County had a better year than the Corwins of Sheffield.
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Schaefbauers win tennis classic titles

    PRINCETON — Sixty-one singles players took the courts during last weekend’s singles portion of the Tiger Tennis Classic. The doubles portion was held ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Happenings

    GOLF SVWC golf outing SPRING VALLEY – The Spring Valley Walleye Club 4-man golf scramble will be hel ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Tennis Open action

    Savanna Weitzel from Ottawa returns a shot during this weekend’s singles action of the Princeton Tennis Open. See Thursday’s paper for complete result ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • St. Matthew’s takes top seed into tournament

    PRINCETON — St. Matthew’s took the top seed into the Princeton Fastpitch Church League Tournament which got underway Monday night.
    July 28, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • High winds delay, shorten DePue races

    DEPUE — The weather played a major factor during the 30th anniversary of the U.S. National Championship boat races Sunday at Lake DePue as high winds ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Sweet Corn Festival has bags tourney

    MENDOTA — The very popular sport of “Bags” will be part of this year’s 67th Celebration of Corn in Mendota.
    July 28, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Princeton Fastpitch Church Scorecard of Champions

    Year Season Tournament/League champ1978 Covenant Not available1979 Covenant Not available19 ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • PC/Hall wrestling attends college pro seminars

    GRANVILLE — Putnam County/Hall head wrestling coach Jerry Kriewald never stops looking for ways to assist his young team in getting better over the su ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Boat races get started with some excitement

    DEPUE — It didn’t take long for some excitement at the start of the PRO National Boat Races at Lake DePue Friday.
    July 25, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Floyd King

    PRINCETON — Floyd William King, 91, of 25739 2400 North Ave., Princeton, died at 4:20 in the morning on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Spring Valley ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Catherine 'Kay' Anderson

    PRINCETON — Catherine “Kay” Anderson, 88, formerly of Ohio, Ill., died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Colonial Hall Care Center in Princeton.
    July 30, 2014 - 8:21 am
  • Catherine Anderson

    PRINCETON — Catherine “Kay” Anderson, 88, formerly of Ohio, Ill., died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Colonial Hall Care Center in Princeton.
    July 29, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Keith Rohrer

    AVON — Keith E. Rohrer, 67, of Avon passed away at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
    July 25, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Roy Eigsti

    SHELBYVILLE — Roy Eugene Eigsti, 81, of Shelbyville passed away at 8:03 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
    July 24, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Arlyn Cady

    PROPHETSTOWN — Arlyn S. Cady, 90, of Prophetstown died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at home. He was born ...
    July 23, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Thomas Morris

    MANLUS — Thomas L. Morris, 50, of Manlius died on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Tiskilwa. Tom was born N ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Kaecho Saechao

    PRINCETON — Kaecho Saechao, 100, of rural Princeton passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Heritage Manor of LaSalle.
    July 22, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Dr. Clem Mattson

    CHERRY — Dr. Clem Jacob Mattson, 77, of Cherry, formerly of Tomah, Wis., Passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Pe ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Geraldine Blitsch

    PRINCETON — Geraldine Ann Blitsch, 80, of Princeton died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Heartland Health Care in Henry surrounded by her loved ones.
    July 22, 2014 - 8:31 am
  • Peru man dies in motorcycle crash

    SPRING VALLEY — A 34-year-old Peru man has died after his motorcycle struck a roadway sign post on the Spring Valley curves.
    July 28, 2014 - 4:28 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Public intoxication Amanda R. Rynkewicz, 22, of Oglesby was charged with city ordinance violations ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Princeton Police

    City ordinance violation Nicholas S. Decker, 18, of Princeton was charged with a violation of a city ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Ruben Madrigal, 20, of DePue was involved in a single-vehicle accident at 7:31 a.m. July 1 ...
    July 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Improper lane usageA 17-year-old boy of Buda was charged with improper lane usage after the passenge ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers Michael A. Quaka, 65, of Varna and Brianna J. Atki ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • Princeton Police

    BatteryJazmine R. Delbridge, 18, of Princeton was charged with battery in the 500 block of Park Aven ...
    July 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Vehicle accidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers Betty A. Stocking, 67, of Wyanet and Eliza ...
    July 23, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestRichard L. Stone, 36, of Spring Valley was picked up at 7:40 p.m. July 20 at his home ...
    July 23, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Jessica M. Case, 26, of Spring Valley was charged with a city ordinance vio ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • From the editor's desk

    Wow! We’ve sure had some lovely weather. I could deal with these temperatures for the rest of the summer! Warm days with a breeze — cool nights! Aaa ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Readin', writin' and CPR...

    On June 5 this year, Gov. Pat Quinn sent a law through that might have gone under the radar for most of us. I caught it, but it got shuffled to the ba ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:21 pm
  • ‘Take an active role’

    Editor’s note: The following guest commentary exceeds the BCR’s 500-word limit for Letters to the Editor, therefore, the BCR will extend the same oppo ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is another installment in a series by former staff writer Barb Kromphardt.After ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Service line protection

    Recently, the Bureau County Republican published an article, “Buyer beware: Spring Valley asks residents to be cautious,” regarding mailings local res ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • ‘A big difference’

    Ken Schroeder’s July 15 commentary “In this case ...” contains an inaccuracy. He writes that “Hobby Lobby, a for-profit entity, objected to providing ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Treat them with honor and respect

    This is an open appeal to the Homestead Festival Parade committee. As Homestead Festival time looms ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • In this case ...

    The Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision June 30 that will have repercussions for a long time to come. It’s a case that was guara ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It looks like most of the corn that was downed during the storm a few weeks ago has recovered well. I guess Mother Natures takes and gives ... Glad to ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Unbroken

    Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star and World War II hero who died in Los Angeles on July 2, traveled far and wide during his 97 years.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:40 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 ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:35 pm
  • 40 under Forty nominess needed

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Valley Community College will host its fourth annual “40 Under Forty” event and i ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Heartland Health Care Center receives outstanding survey results

    HENRY — Heartland of Henry has again received outstanding state survey results and with this most recent survey, no deficiencies. The survey is conduc ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Ag summary

    There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 20. Statewide precipitation averaged 0.52 inches, 0.36 inches below normal. Averag ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • A day at the Illinois Junior Beef Association EDGE conference

    Who knew? I’m living in the millennial generation.Anyone born between early 1980s to the early 2000s ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • Wallace’s art added to DeBrock Galleria

    GENESEO — Cartoonist Greg Wallace of Walnut has joined DeBrock Galleria in Geneseo.The multi-talente ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Leone opens juniper & mae

    PRINCETON — Mindy Leone has incorporated historical and modern items into her recently opened store called juniper & mae located at 930 N. Main St. in ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Dr. Perona attends golf tourney

    SPRING VALLEY – Dr. Paul Perona, an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley, recently offered advice to golf fans ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Salzman to speak at luncheon

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Valley Community College and Starved Rock Startups are hosting a noon luncheon Th ...
    July 28, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • Taglia named Five Star Professional

    OTTAWA – Linda Taglia of 1st Farm Credit Services has been chosen as a Five Star Professional for 2014.
    July 23, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Community Notes

    CookoutPRINCETON — Buddy Bags will hold a cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Soldiers and Sail ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:45 pm
  • IVCC SGA prepares for year

    Illinois Valley Community College Student Government Association officers met the week of July 14 to begin preparations for the 2014-15 academic year. ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:45 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday today, Thursday, to my uncle, Nicholas Roberts. With love from me and your best playmate, Buck ... and of course all your family and ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:45 pm
  • Stepping Stones Preschool has openings

    MALDEN — Stepping Stones Preschool in Malden has free public preschool openings available for the 2014-15 school year.
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:45 pm
  • Polka Massters

    LASALLE — The Polka Massters, a multi-piece band from Joliet, will provide the music at the 4 p.m. Mass Saturday at St. Hyacinth Church in LaSalle.
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Van Orin to host senior citizen luncheon

    VAN ORIN — The Van Orin Gospel Church Women’s Missionary Aid will hold its annual senior citizen luncheon at noon Aug. 14 in the church’s fellowship h ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Pie and coffee social hour

    CHERRY — The United Church of Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Cherry will sponsor a pie and coffee social hour from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Open table supper

    SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield United Methodist Church will host an open table supper from 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 10. The Sheffield United Church of Christ will ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Sloan-Williams

    Eric Nelson and Brenda Sloan of Princeton, and Bill and Lenora Williams of Henry are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their child ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • ICC president's list

    EAST PEORIA — Illinois Central College recently recognized students for academic excellence for the spring 2014 semester. The president’s list honors ...
    NEW: July 30, 2014 - 1:40 pm

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