Bookmark

Add to MyYahoo RSS

Bureau County News

Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Thursday Sep 11 | Bureau County Republican

What's a little rain ... without a rainbow?

Douglas Elementary kindergarten students Makya Clark , Benny Larson and Layla Ford handle the rain just fine Wednesday with their umbrellas in hand. Though Bureau County residents may have to keep their umbrellas handy through today, Thursday, the skies should be clear for the weekend's Homestead Festival activities in Princeton.

Comment?

Related Topix: Princeton, IL

Thursday Sep 11 | Bureau County Republican

Does your child know his/her address/phone number?

Pictured are Randy and Julie Dean of RSD Snow Removal, who provided the bike helmets and backpacks; Dawn Porter, BuEComm lead dispatcher and public education coordinator; David Jensen, Walmart manager, who donated the boy's bike and Diana Stiles, BuEComm director. Winners of the giveaway event included Sophia Carlson , who took home the girl's bike; Pheonix Wilstead, who was a second-place winner in the drawing and took home a backpack filled with school supplies; and Andrew Boughton, who took home the boy's bike.

Comment?

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Bureau County Republican

Come and see

Members of the Bureau County Historical Society show up in force on Wednesday morning to spruce up the former Matson Public Library building, located on Princeton's courthouse square on South Main Street, which will become the future county history center. The Bureau County Historical Society will host an open house this weekend at the newly acquired Matson building, with the public invited to tour the building between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Comment?

Bureau County Republican

County votes to hire consultant

The Bureau County Board has voted to hire a consultant to help in the county's search for a county administrator. At Tuesday's meeting, the board decided, on a 16 to 6 vote, to spend up to $20,000 for the consultant who would do the initial contacting, interviewing and screening of candidates.

Comment?

Related Topix: Marine, IL

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Bureau County Republican

$1.58 million lawsuit settled

A Bureau County woman has reached a $1.58 million settlement in Bureau County stemming from a 2006 lawsuit against Daktronics Corporation, manufacturer of scoreboards.

Comment?

Bureau County Republican

Four felonies involving a child

Michael R. Marlof, 64, of Bettendorf, Iowa, was arrested Aug. 18 in Bureau County and charged with the Class 3 felonies of indecent solicitation of a child and traveling to meet a minor and with the Class 4 felonies of solicitation to meet a child and grooming.

Comment?

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Bureau County Republican

Second clue released for Heartland Bank's Great Medallion Hunt

This is the 27th year for the Great Medallion Hunt. As in the past, the lucky individual finding Heartland Bank's Great Medallion will win $1,000 in Princeton Chamber gift certificates.

Comment?

Related Topix: Princeton, IL

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Bureau County Republican

BPART announces changes in service, fees

The BPART transportation system is making changes to trips inside and outside the Bureau and Putnam County service area and increasing fares effective Oct. 1. BPART provided more than 75,000 trips from July 1, 2013, to June 30, which was an 18 percent increase in transportation over last year.

Comment?

Related Topix: Bureau, IL, Putnam County, IL, Peoria, IL, Spring Valley, IL, Oglesby, IL

Bureau County Republican

What will this winter bring?

Keep your fingers crossed … Bureau County may not have a repeat of last winter's extreme cold and snow.

Comment?

Related Topix: Weather

Bureau County Republican

Community Notes

Ladd American Legion Auxiliary Post 938 will hold a chicken dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Rip's in Ladd.

Comment?

Related Topix: Ladd, IL, Events, Cherry, IL, Princeton, IL, Depue, IL

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Bureau County Republican

Fewer concealed carry applications issued

Applications for concealed carry permits are slowing down in the state of Illinois, while the system for the process is getting easier.

Comment?

Bureau County Republican

Meet our 2014 Women of Distinction

Illinois Valley Living magazine's winners of the second annual Women of Distinction Award have been selected.

Comment?

Related Topix: Oglesby, IL, Princeton, IL

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bureau County Republican

Heartland's Great Medallion Hunt

As in the past, the lucky individual finding Heartland Bank's Great Medallion will win $1,000 in Princeton Chamber gift certificates and a convertible ride in the Homestead parade on Sept.

Comment?

Related Topix: Princeton, IL

Bureau County Republican

Annual jazz worship service set for Sept. 14

The annual jazz worship service at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, in conjunction with the Bureau County Homestead Festival, will once again feature premier clarinetist Jimmy Valentine and his quintet.

Comment?

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Bureau County Republican

Community Notes

Bureau County Home and Community Education will sponsor Sandra Lutz from Pekin to present a program on “Laughter” at 3 p.m. Sept.

Comment?

Related Topix: Pekin, IL, Princeton, IL, Woody Guthrie, Folk, Ladd, IL, Mendota, IL

Bureau County Republican

Hassler is Grand America trap champ

Our lives are filled with pluses and minuses and last week was no exception. I have written before about a Princeton man who has a hobby of shooting trap.

Comment?

Related Topix: Princeton, IL, Weather

Bureau County Republican

Carper to speak at Women's Missionary Aid meeting

Nancy Carper of the Bureau County Senior Center in Princeton will speak at the Van Orin Gospel Church's Women's Missionary Aid meeting at 7 p.m. Sept.

Comment?

Related Topix: Princeton, IL, Van-Orin, IL

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Bureau County Republican

Keeping cool in hot times

The advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. today, Tuesday. Temperatures were to climb into the 90s with dew points in the 70s, which had meteorologists talking about heat indices of 100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

Comment?

Bureau County Republican

County fair deemed a success

This year's Bureau County Fair, which ended Sunday, was one of the best ever, according to Bureau County Fair Board spokesperson Tracy Brenneman.

Comment?

Bureau County Republican

The many faces of the Bureau County Fair

Aidan Rossler and brother Carter Rossler, both of Malden, took some time away from the rides and the animals at the 159th Bureau County Fair to have their faces painted.

Comment?

Related Topix: Malden, IL

•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••