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21 hrs ago | Bureau County Republican

First-hand advice from last year's royalty

The 2013 Little Miss Bureau County Fair Queen MaKenna Maupin , 8, of Wyanet chats with some of the contestants who will be vying for the 2014 crown.

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Related Topix: Wyanet, IL

Yesterday | Bureau County Republican

The number you have called ...

Voice mail problems, ambulance fees and weeds were on the minds of Princeton City Council members at Monday's council meeting at Princeton City Hall.

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Related Topix: Princeton, IL

Yesterday | Bureau County Republican

Bureau County Food Pantry gets $1,500 grant

The Bureau County Food Pantry was awarded a $1,500 grant through BP's Fueling Communities Grant Program.

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Related Topix: Princeton, IL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Free Wild Bill program Thursday

PRINCETON – Steve Dancy will discuss “Wild Bill” Hickok, who was born and raised on a farm near Troy Grove in LaSalle County, at the Bureau County Genealogy Society meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at 629 S. Main St. Dancy worked in the Field Museum in Chicago, and was a seasonal park ranger at the Little Big Horn Battlefield ... (more)

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Related Topix: Princeton, IL, Troy Grove, IL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bureau County Republican

Where in the World - VonHolten

A get together of “Bureau County Friends and Family” who were in Arizona gathered at the Queen Creek, Ariz., winter home of Norm and Sue Von Holten and celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a cookout.

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Related Topix: Buda, IL, Sheffield, IL, Princeton, IL

Bureau County Republican

Still reeling from Great Recession

It's been called the Great Recession, when speculation in the housing market by financial institutions resulted in an estimated $8 trillion in losses.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

Bureau County Republican

Service line protection

Recently, the Bureau County Republican published an article, “Buyer beware: Spring Valley asks residents to be cautious,” regarding mailings local residents received from HomeServe offering protection for breaks that occur in residential water service lines.

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Related Topix: Spring Valley, IL

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Bureau County Republican

BCUW's dollars at work

Bureau County United Way Director Andrea Anderson and BCUW Board President Sue Spratt present a check to one of their local not-for-profit agencies - the Bureau County Food Pantry/Tri County Opportunities.

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Bureau County Republican

What will happen to your post office?

Post office meetings are now complete for three of the seven Bureau County towns which could see changes to their post office services.

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Related Topix: Depue, IL, Bureau, IL, Buda, IL, Seatonville, IL, Cherry, IL

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Bureau County Republican

Toastmasters chapter to form in the Princeton area

Toastmasters will hold an informational meeting on forming a new area chapter on July 22. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Bureau County Republican in Princeton.

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Related Topix: Princeton, IL

Bureau County Republican

Entries now being accepted for PJWC baby contest

Entrants must be Bureau County residents under 24 months of age as of Sept. 12, 2014.

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Bureau County Republican

From Australia to Bureau County

The Australian group joins Madison, his family and staff, as well as other area agriculture leaders for a group photo at the Madison farm.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Agriculture, Science, Princeton, IL, Bureau, IL

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Bureau County Republican

Community Notes

The Henry County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Kewanee Public Library in the second floor meeting room.

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Related Topix: Henry County, IL, Kewanee, IL, Wyanet, IL, Sheffield, IL, Spring Valley, IL

Bureau County Republican

Wanted: Your blood

On Wednesday, Bureau County Red Cross Director Lori Compton said the local blood drives are usually consistent in the number of donors throughout the year, but nationally, donations are typically down both in the summer and hard winter months.

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Bureau County Republican

Happenings

The Z-Tour Bike Ride will ride in Princeton again on July 19. There are courses available for all levels of bikers, including 10 miles, 30 miles, 50 miles, 62 miles and 100 miles throughout the Princeton and Bureau County area.

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Related Topix: Princeton, IL, Depue, IL, Events, Tiskilwa, IL, Mendota, IL

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Bureau County Republican

More than 5,000 same-sex marriages

More than 5,000 same-sex couples have been married in Illinois since the law allowing same-sex marriages took effect on June 1, according to a news release from Equality Illinois, an LGBT advocate organization.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Equality, IL, Marshall County, IL

Bureau County Republican

Bureau County quilts - square by square

Rain didn't stop the barn quilt raising at the home of Kathy Costerisan and Tim Bauer east of Princeton on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Princeton, IL

Bureau County Republican

Leonard Martin

Leonard Loid Martin, 90, of 2906 Independence Drive, Peru, formerly of rural Arlington, passed peacefully surrounded by his family at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Heritage Health Care in Peru.

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Related Topix: Peru, IL, Arlington, IL, Princeton, IL

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Bureau County Republican

100 percent on board

The Bureau County Board needs to be in total agreement before moving ahead with a county administrator search, according to a consultant.

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Related Topix: Illinois City, IL

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Bureau County Republican

Offering a 'Second Helping?'

Patrons who have school-aged children are in greater need, as they struggle to keep their children, who are home from school all day, fed during summer break.

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Related Topix: Depue, IL

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