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  • Lady Panthers capture regional

    PERU — After a 14-year regional championship title drought, the Putnam County Lady Panthers would not be denied their hardware Thursday nigh ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Comets crash the party

    MANLIUS — Sterling Newman crashed the “Block Party” at Bureau Valley Thursday night. Despite losing both matches in Three Rivers Conference ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Sisters on the golf course

    Sophia Suarez was disappointed she didn't make the state golf meet, but she was sure glad her good friend and Princeton teammate Arraia Hick ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Oregon Sectional at a glance:

    When: Girls race — 10 a.m. Boys race — 11 a.m., Saturday.Where: Oregon Park West, Oregon.Local teams: Hall (boys/girls), BV (boys/girls), Am ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Auxiliary Unit 125 collects school supplies

    PRINCETON — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 125 members filled paper sacks full to the top with school supplies for the lower grades of the P ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Fun fair funds presented

    Heartland Bank staff members Carolyn Taylor, Sara Hudson and Val Johnson present Heidi Lott, director at Zearing Child Enrichment Center, a ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:55 pm
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  • Freedom of discretion

    PRINCETON — Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson has served in his position for 12 years. Thompson has been a long time leader in the community but wil ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Elements of economic development

    LASALLE — How do tourism, arts and culture, education, and business impact economic development? The ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • The Block Party

    The Bureau Valley student cheering section, aka the “Block Party,” was out in full force for Thursday’s regional championship at the Storm Cellar. As ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • BV hears Bradford’s request

    MANLIUS — Bradford Community Unit School District is looking to re-negotiate charges they currently pay to tuition their high school students to three ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • ‘A View From Dover Township’

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth monthly installment in a series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bureau County Farm Bureau.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • The need for Buddy Bags booms

    PRINCETON — “We’re sitting here in the middle of farming country, and we still have kids that are going hungry — and it’s not anything that’s related ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Duo performs at Princeton Public Library

    Sarah Arter (left), a bluegrass fiddle player, and Chris Glaser, guitarist, performed at the Princeton Public Library Thursday evening.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Going batty

    PRINCETON — Most bats in northern Illinois leave their roosting places in September and early October to migrate south where they will overwinter in c ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Princeton Lions Illinois Valley Toy Run held

    The 10th annual Princeton Lions Illinois Valley Toy Run was held Oct. 19 with more than 150 cars in attendance. Drivers came from Chicago, Peoria, Jol ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • What do you think?

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School Board wants your opinion.“I think the community needs to ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Sisters on the golf course

    Sophia Suarez was disappointed she didn't make the state golf meet, but she was sure glad her good friend and Princeton teammate Arraia Hicks did.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Lady Panthers capture regional

    PERU — After a 14-year regional championship title drought, the Putnam County Lady Panthers would not be denied their hardware Thursday night at St. B ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Comets crash the party

    MANLIUS — Sterling Newman crashed the “Block Party” at Bureau Valley Thursday night. Despite losing ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • 2014 All-BCR Girls Golf

    Here’s a look at the 2014 BCR Girls Golf Team:Sydney Eustice (St. Bede-Sr.): The St. Bede senior was ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • October the month for holes-in-one

    Jack Moriarty of LaSalle is the latest to add his name to the hole-in-one list. He aced the 132-yard, No. 7 hole with his 6 iron. It was witnessed by ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Clippers hoping for Three Rivers magic in 3A opener

    Amboy will have history on its side when it takes on Eastland-Pearl City in a Class 2A first-round playoff game on Saturday in Lanark.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Behind enemy lines

    Here’s an inside look at Saturday’s opponents for St. Bede (Tolono Unity) and Hall (Knoxville): Tolo ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • Oregon Sectional at a glance:

    When: Girls race — 10 a.m. Boys race — 11 a.m., Saturday.Where: Oregon Park West, Oregon.Local teams ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Clippers hoping for Three Rivers magic in opener

    Amboy-LaMoille will have history on its side when it takes on Eastland-Pearl City in a Class 2A first-round playoff game on Saturday in Lanark.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • Oregon 1A Cross Country Sectional

    When: Girls race — 10 a.m. Boys race — 11 a.m., Saturday. Where: Oregon Park West, Oregon. Local tea ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 2:29 pm
  • William Fox

    LASALLE — William Fox, 90, formerly of Lake Thunderbird and for the past five years a resident of the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, died Thursday ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Lloyd Breedlove

    PRINCETON — Lloyd J. Breedlove, 69, of Princeton died Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014, at his home. Born De ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Maribeth DeDecker

    MOLINE — Maribeth A. DeDecker, 58, of Moline passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa. She fought her ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • Rosemary Clarke

    DEPUE — Rosemary Clarke, 92, of DePue died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Pleasant View Lutheran Home in Ottawa.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Glenda Rasmussen

    MANLIUS — Glenda Kay Rasmussen, 71, of Manlius died at 7:24 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Carl Hilblom

    ROCKLEDGE, Fla. — Carl B. Hilblom, 82, formerly of Princeton, passed away Monday Oct. 13, 2014, at home with his family by his side after a short batt ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • James Rashid

    PRINCETON — James "Jim" Rashid, 74, of Princeton passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Cremation ha ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Genevieve Jedelsky

    PRINCETON — Genevieve D. Jedelsky, 83, of Princeton passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Colonial Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Princet ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Thomas Anderson

    SHEFFIELD — Thomas “Tommy” Anderson, 98, of Sheffield died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Colonial Hall in Princeton.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Kevin Eckberg

    DIXON — Kevin D. Eckberg, 47, of Dixon, formerly of Walnut, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, Ill.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 8:06 am
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conductRoberto Tapanes, 49, of Princeton was charged with disorderly conduct in the 300 b ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUIJordan D. Foster, 23, of Spring Valley was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, s ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Spring Valley PoliceDriving while suspendedJordan R. Green, 24, of Spring Valley was charged with dr ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Driving while suspendedJordan R. Green, 24, of Spring Valley was charged with driving while license ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents Sharon E. Kuntz, 70, of Kewanee backed into a parked vehicle owned by the Malden School Di ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:04 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 - 9:41 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
  • Food Court

    Apples are so plentiful right now, that it’s a good time to come up with some great desserts or salads using up the bounty.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • 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 ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • On the ‘verge of victory’

    As a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Walnut, I would like to note that we are extremely close to making history by eliminating one of the world ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Abiding by a Code of Conduct

    I’d like to respond to the recent letter to the editor from Susan Sack. The Rock Island Clean Line is a power line that will deliver low-cost wind ene ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    We were out tromping around Princeton’s City-County Park on Sunday taking some family photos, and I couldn’t help but notice the beautiful surrounding ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 4:35 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 - 9:56 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 - 12:32 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
  • Farm Bureau plans college day in Henry

    HENRY — The Bureau County Farm Bureau, along with Marshall-Putnam and Stark County Farm Bureaus, will be hosting a College Open House Day for agricult ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Warm, dry weather allowed farmers ample time for harvesting during the week ending Oct. 26.Corn harv ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Season of change

    As we say farewell to a pleasant fall and transition into the harsher winter months, we’ve also had some changes here at the Bureau County Soil and Wa ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Event highlights iFiber network

    OGLESBY — Illinois Fiber Resources Group (iFiber) partners were joined by legislators, state officials, local mayors, community anchor institutions (C ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • FFSB announces promotions

    OTTAWA — First Federal Savings Bank of Ottawa recently announced the promotions of several employees.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Gallery on 34 is ready for customers

    PRINCETON — Gallery on 34, a resale shop, recently opened its doors at 110 N. Main St. in Princeton.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Nurse practitioner joins Perry Memorial Hospital

    PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital has announced the permanent addition of a new nurse practitioner.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:00 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
  • Fun fair funds presented

    Heartland Bank staff members Carolyn Taylor, Sara Hudson and Val Johnson present Heidi Lott, director at Zearing Child Enrichment Center, a check for ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Allen Junior High School honor rolls

    Allen Junior High School lists its honor roll students for the first nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy 87th birthday today, Saturday, to Irene Hildebrand. From, Teri, Tom and grandkids. ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Auxiliary Unit 125 collects school supplies

    PRINCETON — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 125 members filled paper sacks full to the top with school supplies for the lower grades of the Princeton E ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • St. Louis announces first quarter honor roll

    St. Louis School lists its honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. H ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Community Notes

    Blood drivePRINCETON — An American Red Cross blood drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursd ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Gustafson to mark 80th

    An open house to celebrate the 80th birthday of Gene “Gus” Gustafson will be from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Tiskilwa Fire Station. Lunch and bevera ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Yepsens will celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. John “Jack” Yepsen of Tiskilwa will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at St. M ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • ‘Inequality for All’ film showing and discussion set

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Peace and Justice Roundtable will sponsor a screening and discussion of the acclaimed documentary, “Inequality for All,” at ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Little Pom/Cheerleading Camp set in Malden

    MALDEN — The Malden cheerleaders will host a “Little Pom/Cheerleading” camp titled “Frozen” from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 8.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:22 pm

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