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  • Bureau Valley Report Card de-emphasized

    PRINCETON — The Bureau Valley community is working toward a new vision for their school district.The ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Truth in taxation at Bureau Valley

    MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley School Board approved the 2014 tentative levy at Tuesday’s meeting.The F ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • One-on-one with Sheriff John Thompson

    Editor’s note: Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson has retired from his post at the Bureau County Courthouse: The Bureau County Republican went one-on ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Black Friday shopping

    Glenda Klingenberg shopped with some of her family at Wal-Mart on Black Friday. Although some people would rather avoid the crowds on such a busy shop ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • A passage through time

    PRINCETON — For close to 50 years, 87-year-old Bob Erickson has housed an antique taxi cab at his Princeton residence. During a recent auction of Eric ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Free Thanksgiving dinner

    The annual free Thanksgiving dinner at Evangelical Covenant Church in Princeton, made possible with help from the Church of the Nazarene and St. Louis ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Hennepin mill price — $13.4 million

    HENNEPIN — According to Putnam County Recorder of Deeds and County Clerk Dan Kuhn, the former Hennepin steel plant sold for $13.4 million. A company f ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Alliance plans breakfast meeting on Thursday

    OTTAWA — The Starved Rock Country Alliance is sponsoring an informational breakfast meeting for potential Starved Rock Country Capital Fund investors ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • MudCross Challenge coming to Bureau County

    PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be putting on a never before fundraiser event coming Summer 2015.
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Dixon cement plant could reopen

    DIXON — A cement plant that has been idle since December 2008 has approached the city about reopening.
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Storm rolls over Midland

    KEWANEE — The Bureau Valley Storm completely dismantled the Midland Timberwolves 78-33 in convincing fashion during third-round action Wednesday at th ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • IHSA football facing potential overhaul

    The Illinois High School Association’s Legislative Commission voted Monday to refer six proposals to amend the IHSA Constitution and By-laws to a vote ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Lions shooting for .500 or bust this year

    Coach Brent Kalsto and LaMoille-Ohio Lions have set a target for the 2014-15 basketball season.“We w ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Lions topple Hiawatha

    The LaMoille-Ohio Lions cracked the win column Wednesday, defeating Little Ten Conference rival Kirkland Hiawatha 65-29 in the AFC Turkey Tournament i ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • PHS girls golf awards

    Award winners for the 2014 Princeton High School girls golf season are Sarah Crowe (best putter, most improved, Three Rivers academic all-conference), ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Kaiser-Kesseler Tournament

    PRINCETON — The 40th annual Kaiser-Kesseler Holiday Tournament will be Monday and Tuesday, at Logan Junior High School in Princeton.
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Registration open for Running Rebels basketball

    OTTAWA — Registration is now open for the Running Rebels third annual Winter Boys Basketball League which starts in January. There will also be three ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Storm overcome slow start at Wethersfield

    KEWANEE — Slow starts are often tough to overcome, but the Bureau Valley Storm showed their resiliency in a 68-58 come-from-behind victory Monday over ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Tigers split opening night matches

    PRINCETON — The host Princeton Tigers gained a split decision in Tuesday’s season-opening tussle on the mats at Prouty Gym, defeating St. Bede 36-24 a ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Undersized Lions cut down Storm

    MANLIUS — Rebounding is key, and the LaMoille-Ohio Lady lions wouldn’t let their height disadvantage against the Bureau Valley Storm keep them from cr ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Kelly Reilly

    TAMPICO — Kelly Reilly, 26, of Tampico died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago.
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Evalynn Chonowski

    PRINCETON — Evalynn “Eve” Chonowski of rural Princeton died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Robert Ehlen

    MONMOUTH — Robert Fredrick Ehlen, 86, Monmouth died at 11:14 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Marcella Bianchi

    SPRING VALLEY — Marcella Mateika Bianchi, 92,  of Spring Valley, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Manor Court of Princeton.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 2:05 pm
  • Floyd Bickett

    PRINCETON — Floyd Charles Bickett, 78, passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 23, 2014, at the Toulon Health Care Center in Toulon.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 1:24 pm
  • Ann Warkins

    PRINCETON — Ann M. Warkins, 85, of Morton, formerly of Princeton, passed away at 10:07 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Morton.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Dorothy Webber

    PRINCETON — Dorothy Jean Webber, 87, of Princeton passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Manor Court in Peoria.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Alice Kissel

    MINERAL — Alice K. Kissel, 95, of Mineral passed away at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at her home.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • Bradford Mathison

    BIRNAMWOOD, Wis. — Bradford L. Mathison, 58, of Birnamwood, Wis., died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:35 pm
  • Dorothy Webber

    PRINCETON — Dorothy Webber, 87, of Princeton passed away at Nov. 21, 2014, in Peoria. Services will ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Richard L. Vortes, 34, of Des Moines, Iowa, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on Interstate 80 near Mile Marker 73 at 5:41 a.m. ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Durey sentenced on Class 4 felony

    PRINCETON — A Princeton man has entered a plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stops Following a traffic stop, Shannon V. Buell, 44, of Spring Valley was charged with driv ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Princeton Police

    Criminal damage to property Matthew J. Nowatka, 22, of Princeton was charged with criminal damage t ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • California man arrested on Class X drug felony

    Joseph R. Larabee, 28, of Dos Rios Court San Ramon, Calif., was taken into custody by Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (Tri-DENT) on Nov. 21 ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Coughlin enters guilty plea

    PRINCETON — A LaSalle man entered an open plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 2 felony of aggravated battery.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Julian J. Carreon, 36, of LaSalle was charged with driving under the influence on Interstate 80 ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftDarius T. Cunningham, 20, of Schaumburg and Marie A. Barth, 22, of Warrenville were both ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    An accident involving Julian A. Molina, 21, of LaSalle and Ryan C. Diaz, 32, of Spring Valley occurred in the intersection of First and Terry streets ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conduct Joshua J. Stanfield, 30, homeless was charged with disorderly conduct in the 1000 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    Let us take a look at small town Bureau County in the 1890s. From the Bureau County Republican of the era, the headline stories did not always make th ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Food Court 11-27

    I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get tired of Thanksgiving leftovers before they’re gone. If you have a lot of leftovers from your big turkey/h ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Thankfully ... I’m grateful

    It’s easy to say that I am thankful for my new job with the Bureau County Republican, and it would be suitable for an article published on Thanksgivin ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • A new car? Not so sure!

    I own two cars. Well, one-and-a-third actually. While my car title is free and clear, I’ll be paying off my wife’s car probably three years after it g ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Middle America has finished the harvest, and as usual, most were not disappointed in the crops. The soil and weather are generally so generous to us w ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Things don’t always work out as planned. I’m still waiting for that information from Sioux Falls, S.D., so I can finish my story on Mary Barr, Richard ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • ‘It cannot succeed without you’

    I am very upset about the holiday spirit in this town! I haven’t seen the Salvation Army kettles and bellringers around anywhere, even though they hav ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Hunting deer hunters

    On this particular day, I’m looking through the news headlines, and I’m definitely losing my faith in my fellow man.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    My still-green lawn turned a milky shade of white this past weekend, and the sidewalks and driveways were even whiter. Ugh! I’m not a fan of snow, as ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Refresher course

    One part of my job which I truly enjoy are the opportunities I have to visit area schools. Sometimes I’m there to do an interview or take a photo, whi ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • Equine seminar offered

    County Farm Bureaus, Black Hawk East College and U of I Extension Units in the area are working together to provide horse enthusiast an educational Eq ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Watch out for upcoming winter events

    After a brief respite with warmer but wetter weather, it appears that Northern Illinois is returning to below average temperatures, essentially puttin ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • BV FFA attends food science contest

    The Bureau Valley FFA sent Payton Glafka (left), Maggie Kelly, Brad Sierens, Katie Smith and Makina Carrington, all members of the Food Science team, ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Ag summary

    Producers are winding down harvest across the state. Some operators continued with fall tillage and fertilizer applications, but freezing temperatures ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Rotary seeks volunteers for project in Chile

    Do you have a passion for teaching English to English language learners? Are you seeking a way to put your Spanish speaking skills to good use?
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Illinois Chamber hires Hahn as director of communications

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Chamber of Commerce, based in Springfield, has hired Melissa Hahn, formerly of Hennepin, as its new director of communicati ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Smoode named IVCH Wound, Hyperbaric Center's program director

    PERU — Registered Nurse Jill Smoode of Granville has been named program director of the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • IVFL elects officers, trustees

    Illinois Valley Federation of Labor recently held elections for officers and trustees at its monthly meeting.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • OmniArts receives $25,000 donation

    OmniArts in Starved Rock Country, a trust dedicated to supporting local artists and art organizations, has received $25,000 from an unnamed donor to k ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:10 pm
  • Shooting Sports wraps up archery

    Archery instruction was a success for the 16 youth who completed the Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program in Bureau County. Those youth met every Sund ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Farm Bureau Women’s Committee donates Thanksgiving dinners

    PRINCETON — In recognition of National Farm City Week, the Bureau County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee donated enough food to provide Thanksgiving din ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Sunday to Patrick Beaber. ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • Community Notes

    First FridayPRINCETON — The Princeton Art District Shops will be open until 8 p.m. Dec. 5 as part of ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • In memory of Julie

    Committee members of the Julie Taliani Scholarship Fund present a check for $1,000 to the Hall High School Back the Track Renovation in memory of Juli ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Sandy Olson will present program to genealogical society on Thursday

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday at the Society library for a combined November/December meeting to accommodate t ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Notos celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Pat Noto of Ottawa celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.Pat Noto and the former Sa ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • HCE meeting

    PRINCETON — The Northwest unit of HCE will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday for their Christmas party at Wise Guys in Princeton. Members are reminded to bring t ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • DAR meeting

    PRINCETON — The Princeton-Illinois Chapter NSDAR will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Bureau County Republican Community Room, 800 Ace Road, Princeton ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • Angeline Needs and Michael Manning named St. Bede Academy HOBY award winners

    SPRING VALLEY — Angeline Needs of Peru and Michael Manning of Ladd are the 2014-2015 recipients of St. Bede Academy’s HOBY Award.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Genster to mark 90th birthday

    A card shower is being held to celebrate the 90th birthday of Jack Genster. Jack has lived in Sheffi ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:32 pm

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