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  • Nominations wanted for '40 Under Forty'

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Valley Community College is seeking nominations of individuals under 40 who have ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Bottled water donated after boil order

    St. Margaret’s Health recently donated 30 cases of bottled water to John F. Kennedy School in light of the recent boil order in Spring Valley. Those p ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • Chicago residents arrested for passing counterfeit bills

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Police Department arrested and charged three Chicago individuals for allegedly passing counterfeit $100 bills at various ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • And the survey says ... No!

    MANLIUS — The survey said no, and the Bureau Valley School Board agreed.On Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Bur ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • BEST in the business

    PRINCETON — Egan Hicks spoke briefly about the Bureau Educational Support Team (BEST) Program during the Princeton Elementary School Board meeting Mon ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Wyanet remembers The War of 1812

    WYANET — Often overshadowed by our nation’s other wars, the War of 1812 has been, at times, considered insignificant after being fought to a stalemate ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • 'Mooooo'-ving toward the Bureau County Fair

    Wednesday morning saw the arrival of the first four-legged Bureau County Fair attendees. Final preparations for the fair were underway as workers did ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Young authors publish book at Bureau Valley North

    WALNUT — Nora Kelly, a third-grade teacher at Bureau Valley North, has turned her students into published authors.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Heartland Bank’s Great Medallion Hunt to begin

    PRINCETON — Heartland Bank’s Great Medallion Hunt begins Saturday, Aug. 29. This is the 28th year for the Great Medallion Hunt. As in the past, the lu ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Flippin’ flapjacks in Malden

    Tyler Bickett prepares pancakes on Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Malden Fire Department’s pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser. The event was held at th ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Bravettes topple young Storm

    ANNAWAN — Young teams go through growing pains early in the season and that was evident as the Bureau Valley Storm struggled to put it together in the ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Tigers drop first match at Bryant Field to Stillman Valley

    PRINCETON — The inexperience of the Princeton Tigers, mixed with a little first match jitters, was taken advantage of by a talented Stillman Valley so ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Jitters, Lady Cavs get best of Tigresses

    LASALLE — The Tigresses got off to a quick start, but couldn’t contain LaSalle-Peru as Princeton lost in two sets 25-15, 25-19 to the Cavaliers Tuesda ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Time for the show to begin

    After all the hard work and sweat put out over the summer, it’s time for the Friday Night Lights to go on this week.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:07 pm
  • Pigskin Previews (Week 1)

    Princeton (0-0) at Riverdale (0-0)Gametime: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Port Byron.BCR insider: If there’s a c ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Pigskin prognosticators

    Kevin Hieronymus BCR Sports Editor Week 1 Princeton over Riverdale E/P over BV Hall over Fulton ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Lady Lions trip Amboy in season opener

    The LaMoille-Ohio Lady Lions opened the 2015 volleyball season with a 25-22, 25-12 win at Amboy Monday, Aug. 24.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Happenings 8-27

    IVCH 5K PERU — Online registration is underway for the 2015 Illinois Valley Community Hospital Healt ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Princeton Fastpitch Church League

    St. Matthew’s Eric Waca looks to swing big. ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Damerell scratches volleyball itch

    PERU — First-year coach Karrie Damerell has spent five years at St. Bede Academy teaching social studies. During that time she was also in the stands ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Gladys Rombout

    MANLIUS — Gladys Rombout, 97, of the rural Manlius area died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Country Comfort Retirement Home in Princeton.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Merrill Underwood

    PRINCETON — Merrill T. Underwood, 83, of Princeton passed away at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Marjorie Ashbrook

    EAST MOLINE — Marjorie Y. Ashbrook, 90, of East Moline, a former resident of Arlington Heights for 50 years, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in he ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Danny Nevitt

    FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. — Danny Ray Nevitt of Flagler Beach, Fla., died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Mildred Piper

    PRINCETON — Mildred Marie Piper passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the age of 97, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • William Ryan

    STERLING — William Ryan, 81, of Sterling died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:23 am
  • Gladys McKenzie

    WALNUT — Gladys McKenzie, 96, of Walnut died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Heritage Health Care in Walnut.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • John Butler

    WALNUT — John H Butler, 74, of Walnut died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Heritage Health in Walnut. Bo ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Daniel Hunter

    LAMOILLE — Daniel Jackson Hunter, 93, of rural LaMoille died peacefully of natural causes at his home, surrounded by his family and his caregiver, Lin ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Mary L. Kennedy

    PRINCETON — Mary Louise Kennedy, 90, of rural Princeton died at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at her home.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Aggravated battery Jazmine R. Delbridge, 19, of Princeton was charged with three counts of aggravate ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Domestic battery arrestsMichael A. Rodriguez, 24, of DePue was charged with domestic battery in the ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsA two-vehicle accident involving Nicholas E. Norton, 26, of Spring Valley and Laurence J. C ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Jose A. Mojica, 61, of Kewanee was charged with driving under the influence on Interstate 80 wes ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Warrant arrestTiffany Johnson, 27, of Iowa City, Iowa, was picked up on Interstate 80 westbound near ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Aggravated assaultDaniel E. Kuhnert, 30, of Dover was charged with aggravated assault in the 2300 bl ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Possession of cannabisAlfonzo R. Veneziano, 22, of Elgin was charged with possession of cannabis les ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsTommy L. Russell, 48, of Dover drove off the road after the front left wheel came off his v ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsDaniel B. Bonucci, 20, of Princeton struck a cow on Route 6 near 2400 East Street at 10:50 ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsPaul R. Cornell, 42, of Bradford struck a deer on 250 North Avenue near 1625 East Stre ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    It’s time to don our time travel suits for another adventure into “Headlines from the past.”BCR Sept ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Be a lifelong student

    Nothing inspired me more when I was younger than the promise of a new school year. It was a fresh start, that exciting feeling that anything could hap ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Food Court 8-27

    I think probably everybody has a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Here are some recipes that all use that size of pan, and the best part of it is they are all ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • The Glad Game

    As I have written about before here, summertime always reminds me of lying under a tree in my front yard with a book in my hand, trying to keep cool a ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Like a streak of ...

    Meteor showers perturb me.Take the latest one for instance. Last week, there was a three or four nig ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    School is back in session for most districts in and around Bureau County. There’s a certain aura of excitement, especially among the youngest students ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • A call to worship ...

    “I love to tell the story ... for some have never heard ... (and) for those who know it best ...” As one of a handful of pastors who are leading Bible ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Let’s make memories at the fair

    Wednesday the ribbon will be cut on the 160th annual Bureau County Fair, continuing the tradition started in 1855. What a history this event has had.
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • A coach worth keeping

    I decided I was going to write this article about coaches because coaches can make a real difference in a kid’s life. I love sports they are my favori ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 12:54 pm
  • Thank you, Princeton

    My husband, Charles, and I want to thank Princeton and its wonderful people. After 15 years living in this great town, we are saying good bye in two w ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Community Notes

    Chorus will perform SundayPRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Chorus will perform at the Bureau County Fa ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Library will offer free access to Ancestry.com

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will try to take some of the “Mystery out of Local History” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Thursday, Aug. 27, to Scott Roberts and Cynthia DeFreezer. Hope you both have a wonderful day. With lots of love from all of your ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Food drive planned

    PRINCETON — The St. Louis Parish Knights of Columbus will collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Bureau County Food Pantry a ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Classes announced

    PRINCETON — Safe environment training, required for all adults (parents or parishioners) who will be volunteers at St. Louis School, will take place a ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Chicken dinner in Dalzell

    DALZELL — St. Thomas More in Dalzell will host a chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in the church parish hall at 302 Chestnut St.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Pie and coffee social

    CHERRY — A pie and coffee social hour will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Cherry Church Hall. Everyone is invited to attend. The ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Luncheon planned

    SPRING VALLEY — The Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at 510 Richard Mautino Drive in Spr ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Husemann-Lang

    Darcy Husemann of Sheffield and Michael Lang of Sheffield were united in marriage May 23 at the Chapel Hill Golf and Event Center in Princeton. She is ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Lind-Kloster

    Natalie Lind of Princeton and Mitch Kloster of Princeton are announcing their engagement and approaching wedding. She is the daughter of Susan and Don ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:20 pm

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