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  • N.Y. man pleads guilty to cannabis possession

    PRINCETON — A New York man has entered a guilty plea in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of cannabis.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 6:13 pm
  • Milan men enter guilty pleas

    PRINCETON — Two Milan men have entered guilty pleas in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of false impersonation of a police officer.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:50 pm
  • What is your favorite fall activity?

    “I enjoy dressing my kids up for Halloween and spending time carving pumpkins with them.” — Melissa Dever, Princeton
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Road work

    Princeton Township has announced Captain Swift Road (1600 North Avenue) will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, through Friday, from 1800 ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Cherry Fire Station hosts open house

    Morgan Hoscheid finds a perch on a Cherry truck during Saturday’s open house for the new Cherry Fire Station. Cherry firefighters were on hand to meet ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Two die from West Nile Virus

    PRINCETON — The first deaths of the year from West Nile Virus have been confirmed in Illinois.On Thu ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • For the veterans

    Veteran Dick Klieber takes a moment for reflection and prayer during Saturday’s opening ceremony for the second annual 5K Fun Walk/Run in Cherry to be ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:46 pm
  • Paws for a Cause

    LAMOILLE — My Best Friend’s Training in LaMoille will be hosting their first ever Paws for a Cause fundraiser event this Saturday, Sept. 27.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Coalition plans for disaster

    PRINCETON — September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. During this time, national, regi ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:33 pm
  • Stolen property recovered

    PRINCETON — Stolen Bureau County property has been recovered in the Chicago area.On Monday, Bureau C ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • 2014 St. Bede Academy Hall of Fame Class

    PERU — St. Bede Academy has announced the 2014 Hall of Fame Class to be inducted during Saturday’s Homecoming festivities. They include
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Little Giants are king on homecoming

    The DePue Little Giants were king on the soccer pitch for Saturday’s homecoming game vs. Port Byron Riverdale.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Knutson, Bell win Homestead 5K

    Abby Knutson of Princeton and Ryan Bell of Oglesby were the top finishers in the Homestead Festival 5K run.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Club champs crowned at Spring Creek

    Michael Argubright and Kathy Potthoff have golfed their way to club championships at Spring Creek Golf Course.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • A/L’s Grady takes second at BV Invite

    WALNUT – Quite fittingly, a storm was about to brew at Saturday’s Bureau Valley cross country Invitational.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Tigers come in two strokes short in PIT

    PRINCETON — In a way, Princeton golf coach Duane Price said having the Tigers finish second by just two strokes in Saturday’s Princeton Invitational a ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • Baldonado has best race at BV

    WALNUT — Hall senior Al Baldonado was the top area runner in Saturday’s boys race at the Bureau Valley Invitational cross country meet in Walnut.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:25 pm
  • Another sweep for Tigresses

    Another night, another sweep for the Princeton Tigresses’ tennis teams.The latest victim was Rochell ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:24 am
  • Bruins win second-half runaway

    PERU —The Princeton Tigers were knocking on the door Friday with the ball on the 1-yard line, looking to score a potential go-ahead touchdown on the S ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 7:06 pm
  • The great Alaskan fishing experience

    During the second week of August, Judd Scott and his son, Judson, along with friend Brad Shaffer, left for Alaska to try their luck pursuing black bea ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:29 am
  • Wilda Larson

    SHEFFIELD — Wilda Elizabeth Larson of Sheffield passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Bradley Phillips

    OHIO, Ill. — Bradley R. Phillips, 61, of Ohio, Ill., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Walnut Manor Nursing Home.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Brett Christensen

    WALNUT — Brett K. Christensen, 22, of Walnut died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Iola Stanley

    PROPHETSTOWN — Iola M. Warner Stanley, 92, of Prophetstown died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Prophets Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Tina Myres

    HENNEPIN — Valentina “Tina” V. Myres, 37, of rural Hennepin passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at home with her family and friends by her side.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Marilyn Berry

    OTTUMWA, Iowa — Marilyn Lucille Carlson Berry, 90, formerly of 616 Pennsylvania Ave., passed away to be with her Lord at 10:03 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:12 am
  • Anne Dinges

    LAMOILLE — Anne Dinges, 77, of LaMoille died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Mendota Community Hospital.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Les Conkling

    KEMPTON — E. Leslie “Les” Conkling, 82, of Kempton passed away at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Heritage Health in Dwight.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Marian Sankey

    PRINCETON — Marian Grace Sankey, 83, passed away early Monday morning, Sept. 15, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • Thomas Seidel

    PRINCETON — Thomas Allen Seidel, 79, of Princeton died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • Milan men enter guilty pleas

    PRINCETON — Two Milan men have entered guilty pleas in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of false impersonation of a police officer.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:50 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Aggravated assaultAllen M. Hauck, 31, of Princeton was charged with aggravated assault and resisting ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A two-vehicle collision involving drivers Judith M. Abraham, 73, of Spring Valley and Timothy A. Muntz, 63, of Spring Valley occurred in the 600 block ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • Princeton Fire responds to semi rollover

    The Princeton Fire Department responded to a report of a semi roll over on the on ramp to Interstate 80 west bound at Mile Marker 61 at 1:46 p.m. Wedn ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Daniel R. Nolasco, 19,of Spring Valley was charged with driving under the influence at 11:37 p.m ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Vehicle accidentA two-vehicle collision involving Jennifer C. Judd, 96, of Hennepin and Marisol Patt ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Vehicle accidentA two-vehicle collision involving drivers David M. Gillespie, 69, of Princeton and C ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftMercedes N. Sandoval, 20, of DePue was charged with retail theft from Walmart at 4:05 p. ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accidentA vehicle driven by David J. Fitzgerald, 39, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route 29 ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Domestic battery Joe N. MacKenzie, 27, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery in the 300 blo ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Preaching to the choir

    Being from the South (which is hotter than the Devil’s hind end, right now), I cherished spending a few days in Princeton, enjoying the cool, windy we ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Ta-da! It’s officially fall. Summer is just a memory now, as we jump head-first into the fall season Monday evening. I love every season for what it b ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Playing "punchout" is not a game

    I do use Facebook. It helps me keep up with friends I don't see very often. Sometimes, I wish it didn't.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • A letter to the Class of 1992 and Friends

    While not getting too sappy or sentimental, I just want to say a few words about Homestead, specifically the Class of 1992 and Friends annual gatherin ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:20 pm
  • Just another manic morning

    Let me just start by saying I’ve had a good share of birthdays. While I will be eternally grateful for every birthday I have, many of you will underst ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:17 pm
  • Searching for the muse

    Well ... here we are again. I’ve been at my new job for almost two weeks now, and at the time that I am writing this, I still possess roughly the same ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:17 pm
  • 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 ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:17 pm
  • September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

    As students head back to school this September, we encourage parents to visit the Neponset Public Library and make sure their children and teens sign ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, another Homestead Festival has come and gone, and I hope you enjoyed every minute of it. Wow! There were a ton of activities for folks of all ag ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • A farewell to a gifted editorialist ...

    Great talent comes rarely to a few special individuals, and Greg (Wallace) is in that league. As an avid follower of Greg’s humorous writings and skil ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Using fall inspiration for classroom lessons

    After a very busy summer at the Farm Bureau, fall is quickly approaching and Ag in the Classroom is now in full swing.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Judy Wright inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

    The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H program as a Hall of Fame winne ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • 4-H year is underway

    The 4-H year kicked off on Sept. 1. A traditional 4-H club has a minimum of five members, ages 8 to 19, and at least one screened adult volunteer. The ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • More Chinese food safety questions

    Over the past number of years, I have discussed food safety issues in China several times. One column discussed contaminated pet food, imported from C ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Annual fall tree and fish sales

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Soil and Water Conservation District (BCSWCD) will hold its annual fall tree and fish sales. For an order booklet, conta ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:40 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 ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Feeding from the inside out

    Every fall, junior cattle exhibitors and their families search far and wide for that perfect heifer calf. They can travel thousands of miles and look ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Larkey to speak at Walnut Rotary Club

    WALNUT — The Rotary Club of Walnut announced Kevin Larkey, organizer of the fourth Corn Picker Reunion in Walnut, will be speaking at its Wednesday me ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Rainfall and warm temperatures continued throughout the state last week. A few cases of Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans were reported in some parts ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:24 am
  • Carus looking for memories

    LASALLE — Carus Corporation will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015 and is asking the community to share memories, stories and photos which help ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:13 am
  • Quintana graduates Educators of Beauty

    Berenice Quintana (right) of DePue received the most determined award from the Educators of Beauty in LaSalle. She has also received numerous certific ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:13 pm
  • Educators of Beauty Sterling announces graduates

    Educators of Beauty in Sterling held its graduation ceremony on July 16. Graduates are (front row, from left) Bliss Cavazos of Sterling, Miranda Klock ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Princeton Christian Academy notes staff changes

    PRINCETON — Princeton Christian Academy begins the new school year with some former staff in new positions.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:12 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday today, Tuesday, to Brandon Behrens and happy anniversary on Wednesday to Nancy and Pete Heiden. From your friends at Princeton Rotary ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:59 pm
  • Bill Phalen recognized

    Bill Phalen of Wyanet was nominated through Tanks of Thanks and received a $50 gift card for free fuel redeemable at any Cenex retail location.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:59 pm
  • Scott Cook will perform Saturday at Princeton Coffeehouse

    PRINCETON — Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Cook will appear at the Princeton Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The coffeehouse is located at Open P ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:59 pm
  • Community Notes

    Fundraiser planned LADD — A fundraiser for Disaster Dogs of Illinois will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • PAC announces children’s art classes

    PRINCETON — The Prairie Art Council will offer a series of three class sessions featuring three different ways to create art using watercolors, pastel ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:59 pm
  • America celebrates U.S. Constitution

    PRINCETON — The Princeton-Illinois Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution reminds everyone that Sept. 17 began the natio ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:27 pm
  • PAC announces upcoming auditions

    PRINCETON — Auditions for this year’s PAC children’s Christmas musical are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Prairie Arts Center thea ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:27 pm

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