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  • At the pumps!

    Winter usually means lower fuel prices at the pump. People generally drive less when weather gets colder, so with the drop in demand comes a drop in p ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Reading dogs make impact at LaSalle Public Library

    LASALLE – Since 2004, a unique program combining two-legged and four-legged friends has been held every month at the LaSalle Public Library. "Tail-Wag ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • First person — Alicia Zens

    Town: Mark. Occupation: Account manager Mansfield Oil. Family: Just me. Pets: None. What is the last ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Santa's elves are busy at Toys in the Pantry

    Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer (from left) looks through her list of Putnam County children who are receiving gifts from the Toys in the Pantry organization t ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PC Rotary spreads holiday cheer

    Randy Borio (center) and other members of the Putnam County Rotary help load poinsettias that were delivered to Putnam County residents on Dec. 6. The ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Santa visits Magnolia

    Magnolia residents Jackson Baum (center) and Sawyer Smith sit on Santa Claus’ lap with Santa’s helper elf, Peggy Smith (left). Santa visited the Magno ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Voice of the Children

    Illinois Valley Scene spoke with Amy Kreiser’s second-grade class at Putnam County Primary School and asked the students what their favorite part of C ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Putnam County Food Pantry announces holiday basket pick-up date

    GRANVILLE – The Putnam County Food Pantry reminds those families who have requested Christmas baskets that the baskets will be ready for pick-up betwe ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Putnam County Board re-elects Calbow

    HENNEPIN — Despite the changing of the guard, Duane Calbow will continue to lead the Putnam County Board after being elected unanimously at the board’ ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies after a stroke

    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has passed away at the age of 70.Her office released a statem ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Senior Spotlight — Lydia Warren

    Name: LydiaWarren. Hometown: Granville. Family: Mom and dad, two older brothers. Sports: Basketball ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PC/Hall grapplers wrestle in meets

    GRANVILLE — The PC/Hall wrestling co-op took to the road on Dec. 11 and traveled to Fulton to wrestle in a triangular meet. Charlie McCook, wrestling ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Lady Panthers add three wins to their record

    GRANVILLE – In a Saturday night home game on Dec. 13, the Panthers took on the Lady Serena Huskers in non conference action. The Panthers cruised to v ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Panthers show well against Rockets

    GRANVILLE — The Tri County Conference was on the minds of the Putnam County Panthers on Dec. 12 when they took on the Roanoke-Benson Rockets. The Pant ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PC JV beats RB Dec. 12

    Jarod Williams (24) takes the ball down court during the game against Roanoke Benson on Dec 12. The Panthers won the game 59-44.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Putnam County JV to play for tourney title

    GRANVILLE — Putnam County High School hosted a junior varsity boys tournament on Dec. 13. Teams that participated included Fieldcrest, Dwight, Roanoke ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Putnam County JV take Serena Dec. 13

    Paige Veronda (3) sails by the basket after shooting for two points during the junior varsity contest against Serena. The Lady Panthers won 48-45.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Panthers split two this week

    GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Panthers traveled to DePue on Dec. 5 to take on the DePue Little Giants in Tri County Conference action. They won the ga ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Happenings

    BASKETBALL Running Rebels Basketball OTTAWA — Registration is now open for the Running Rebels third ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PC/Hall splits triangular meet

    STERLING – The Putnam County/Hall co-op wrestling squad saw action for the first time this season and came away with a split between Amboy High School ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Curtis Ryan

    PERU — Curtis M. Ryan, 68, of Peru, formerly of Tonica, died at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Eric Ciucci

    HENNEPIN — Eric J. Ciucci, 37, of Hennepin died on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Hennepin. Eric was born ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:18 am
  • LaDonna Harrison

    MCNABB — LaDonna Mae Harrison, 75, of McNabb, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at her residence with her loving family by her side.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Ruth Grasser

    NAPERVILLE — Ruth Dose Grasser, 92, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility in Naperville.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • George Cimei

    MCNABB — George Cimei, 87, of McNabb died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at his residence with his loving family by his side.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:25 am
  • Della Maulfair

    GRANVILLE — Della A. Maulfair, 87, of rural Granville passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Benjamin 'Tony' Day Sr.

    MCNABB — Benjamin “Tony” Anthony Day Sr., 53, of rural McNabb passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • Shirley 'Muna' Crews

    STANDARD — Shirley “Muna” Crews, 85, of Standard passed away Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 1:39 pm
  • Charles 'Ken' Alden

    HENNEPIN — Charles Kenneth “Ken” Alden, 83, of Hennepin died at 2:36 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Michael Hamilton

    HENRY — Michael O. Hamilton, 53, of Henry died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Hennepin. Michael was born ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:07 am
  • Putnam County Community Center menus Dec. 22-26

    Dec. 22 – Baked lasagna, Italian bread, lettuce salad, dessert. Dec. 23 – Creamed chicken on biscuit ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Stage 212 will present 'A Frozen Princess New Year's Noon Party"

    LASALLE — Stage 212 is helping young people ring in the New Year in style with “A Frozen Princess New Year’s Noon Party,” a kid friendly celebration a ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PCJHS honor roll

    Putnam County Junior High School has released the honor roll for the first nine weeks.High HonorsSix ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Voice of the Children

    Illinois Valley Scene spoke with Amy Kreiser’s second-grade class at Putnam County Primary School and asked the students what their favorite part of C ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Granville UCC Christmas schedule

    GRANVILLE — The Granville United Church of Christ has released its Christmas services schedule. On Dec. 21, there will be a Sunday school Christmas pr ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Christmas schedule for Sacred Heart and St. Patrick Church

    GRANVILLE — The Christmas schedule has been announced for Sacred Heart Church in Granville and St. Patrick Church in Hennepin. A Communal Penance Serv ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Lutheran churches announce services

    GRANVILLE/MCNABB – The Lutheran churches in Putnam County, under the direction of Pastor Ann Ziegert, have announced Christmas Eve services for Dec. 2 ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Hennepin Park District Christmas activities

    HENNEPIN —The Hennepin Park District will sponsor holiday activities over the holiday break.Gerrie’s ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Alzheimer’s support group meeting

    PERU — The Alzheimer’s Caring Friends support group for caregivers, family and friends will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 at the Red Cross office, located at ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • SMH teen support group

    SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Health is now offering “Teens Need Teens” peer support grief group. The next meeting will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 23 i ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Crimes against humanity?

    I feel compelled to write in response to a commentary by Mr. Schroeder in the Dec. 3 edition of the Record. While I agree with some of his comments, I ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • It’s in the bag!

    I made the comment the other day that I wish I could just give all my Christmas presents in the bag in which they came home from the store. Ultimately ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Field of Dreams

    It is a big year for the 2015 F-150 Ford pickup trucks. The new Ford trucks are made out of aluminum instead of steel. It will weigh 700 pounds lighte ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Field of Dreams

    The University of Illinois honored Harold “Red” Grange — who was nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost” — on the 90th anniversary of his historic homecoming ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • The 12 days of bankruptcy

    I was determined. This was the year I’d do it.You’ve heard the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” befor ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Civil War? What Civil War?

    “History is written by the victors.” Winston Churchill (rumored, not proven).I used to believe that ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Field of dreams

    A lot of people have the mistaken idea that we farmers are harming our environment. I hear it everywhere at the coffee shop, public forums, even in th ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • I’m thankful for ...

    That special holiday where one must be gracious for all the little things in life is finally upon us. We should actually show gratitude for those thin ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 4:00 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. 25, 2014 - 4:00 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. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm