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  • Rice takes the crown

    For the second year in a row, a Putnam County girl has won the Miss Marshall-Putnam Fair Pageant. Elizabeth Rice of Magnolia was crowned que ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Folksongs coming to Standard

    MAGNOLIA — The Putnam County Library System continues its 75th anniversary commemoration with “This Land is your Land: Woody Guthrie and the ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • Time to get Kaddywampus

    One of the definitions of the word “kaddywampus” is “crazy.” Is that word applicable to the Kaddywampus Sports Bar and Grill in Granville? “ ...
    July 8, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • Local girls on Championship team

    EAST PEORIA — Several local girls played on the Chillicothe Blue Devils team which won the National Softball Association 18 and under Class ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • IV Afterschock takes two in 14U Travel Softball

    MARK — Fast pace softball action was in great abundance on the Mark diamond on July 1 as the Illinois Valley Afterschock took on the Streato ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Pettit walks with the Pros

    Avid golfer Jim Pettit got the dream of a lifetime when he served as an honorary observer at the Encompass Golf Championship on June 21. Pet ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:47 am
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  • Rice takes the crown

    For the second year in a row, a Putnam County girl has won the Miss Marshall-Putnam Fair Pageant. Elizabeth Rice of Magnolia was crowned queen at the ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • New fair queens

    The Marshall-Putnam Fair selected new royalty at the 93rd annual M-P Fair pageants. The new Little Miss is Hannah Gorisek, Junior Miss winner was Kait ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Area mourns the death of Mike Vaskie

    MCNABB — Area residents, friends and family are remembering Mike Vaskie Jr. who died Sunday, July 6, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    July 9, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Folksongs coming to Standard

    MAGNOLIA — The Putnam County Library System continues its 75th anniversary commemoration with “This Land is your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Great Ame ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • Putnam County tentative multiplier announced

    SPRINGFIELD — Putnam County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Brian Hamer, director of the I ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Larry Klein Memory Ride and Benefit set for Aug. 16 in Henry

    HENRY — The second annual Larry Klein Memory Ride and Benefit for Living Works will be Aug. 16 in Henry.
    July 8, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Mark discusses new Granville business

    MARK — Business as usual was the word during the bi-monthly meeting of the Mark Village Board.Mayor ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • On the street

    NBA stars LeBron James of the Miami Heat and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks are currently considering the possibility of free-agency. Do you t ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • Corrections

    • In the June 25 Granville Village Board story in the Putnam County Record, Joe Glynn’s title was incorrect. Glynn is the water/wastewater monitor for ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Asphalt or concrete?

    GRANVILLE — Granville Village President Doug Gimbal will likely get his concrete for the resurfacing of South McCoy Street between Al Cioni Ford and R ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • What's Happening

    Running Olds-Bohm 5K WYANET — The Nancy Jo Olds-Bohm 5K Fun Run, 1-Mile Memory Walk and Kids’ Fun Ru ...
    July 8, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • Miracles Happen Golf Outing set

    LASALLE — The fifth annual Miracles Happen Golf Outing will be July 26 at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Course. Proceeds for the event go to the March of Di ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Local girls on Championship team

    EAST PEORIA — Several local girls played on the Chillicothe Blue Devils team which won the National Softball Association 18 and under Class A State Ch ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Pettit walks with the Pros

    Avid golfer Jim Pettit got the dream of a lifetime when he served as an honorary observer at the Encompass Golf Championship on June 21. Pettit came u ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • IV Afterschock takes two in 14U Travel Softball

    MARK — Fast pace softball action was in great abundance on the Mark diamond on July 1 as the Illinois Valley Afterschock took on the Streator Storm in ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Lady Panther summer basketball wins two

    GRANVILLE – Summer league basketball is taking up where it left off in March with the Putnam County Lady Panthers. The new edition of the Lady Panther ...
    July 1, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Panthers split games

    Connor Taylor shoots during the June 25 game against Ottawa Marquette that was played in LaSalle-Peru. The Panthers won against Ottawa Marquette and l ...
    July 1, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Softball camp to be held

    MCNABB – The Putnam County girls All Skills Softball Camp will be held July 21-24 at Putnam County Junior High School in McNabb. The camp will be unde ...
    July 1, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Lady Panthers host week of camp

    Area girls from Putnam County, Spring Valley and Lostant participated in the Putnam County High School Lady Panthers volleyball camp June 23-26. Two s ...
    July 1, 2014 - 2:05 pm
  • Blaze win Canton Classic

    The Bureau County Blaze (6-0) won the 14U Canton Clasic on June 22. The Blaze beat Tremont in the championship game, 12-3. Team members are Lindsey Di ...
    July 1, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Albert Cook

    MUSTANG, Okla. — Albert J. Cook of Mustang, Okla., died at Mercy Hospital on Tuesday July 8, 2014. H ...
    July 11, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • Michael Vaskie Jr.

    MCNABB — Michael James Vaskie Jr., 70, of McNabb died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    July 9, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Dave O'Connor

    HENNEPIN — Pierce David "Dave" O’Connor, 83, of Hennepin died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his residence with his family by his side.
    July 9, 2014 - 8:35 am
  • Dave O’Connor

    HENNEPIN — Dave O’Connor, 83, of Hennepin died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his residence in Hennepin.Ar ...
    July 7, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Mike Vaskie

    MCNABB — Mike Vaskie of McNabb died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    July 7, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Jennie Balestri

    PERU — Jennie Balestri, 95, of Liberty Village, Manor Court, Peru (formerly of Hennepin) passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014.
    June 30, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Betty Cimei

    MCNABB — Betty J. Cimei, 84, of McNabb passed away Friday, June 20, 2014, at Heartland Health Care in Henry.
    June 23, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Edith Mecum

    GRANVILLE — Edith Mae Mecum, 82, of Granville died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley surrounded by her family.
    June 16, 2014 - 8:15 am
  • John Enrico Keller

    GERMANTOWN HILLS — John Enrico Keller, 84, of Germantown Hills, formerly of Granville, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, at home surrounded by h ...
    June 1, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Ernest Bassi

    Ernest E. Bassi passed away peacefully on the evening of Wednesday, May 28, 2014, surrounded by his family.
    June 1, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Summer block party

    PERU — St. Valentine and St. Mary Catholic Churches of Peru are hosting a summer block party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 20 in the parking lot at St. Val ...
    July 11, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Food court 7-10

    I’ve found some “dump” recipes that sound pretty good, plus they are simple to make. Just dump and do a little stir and bake. Sounds pretty easy.
    July 8, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • Homestead Happenings

    PRINCETON — The 43rd annual Homestead Festival will kick off with the annual Princeton Junior Women’s Club pulled pork barbecue dinner and ice cream s ...
    July 8, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Festival 56 presents "Oliver!"

    PRINCETON —Festival 56 will open "Oliver!," the beloved musical adaptation of Dickens’ "Oliver Twist," at the Princeton High School Council Auditorium ...
    July 8, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • It’s fair time!

    The Marshall-Putnam County Fair started July 9 and runs through July 13 at the Marshall-Putnam County Fairgrounds in Henry. In addition to food and fu ...
    July 8, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Time to get Kaddywampus

    One of the definitions of the word “kaddywampus” is “crazy.” Is that word applicable to the Kaddywampus Sports Bar and Grill in Granville?
    July 8, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • By the Book July 9

    HENNEPIN – Participate in the teen summer reading scavenger challenge. Teens can create an account on the district’s webpage, www.putnamcountylibrary. ...
    July 8, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Naumann reunion on July 13

    GRANVILLE — The families of Theodore, Fred, Henry and John Naumann will hold their annual reunion on July 13 at Veteran’s Park in Granville.
    July 8, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • LaSalle County Genealogy Guild will meet July 19

    OTTAWA — The LaSalle County Genealogy Guild will meet at 1 p.m. July 19 at the Guild Library, 115 W. Glover St., Ottawa. The speaker will be Candice W ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Kunkel marks 60 years

    CLINTON, Iowa — Sister Teresa Kunkel of Granville is among nine Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa, who will celebrate anniversaries of their ent ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is the second installment in an ongoing column by Barb Kromphardt.On Monday morn ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • In this case ...

    The Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision June 30 that will have repercussions for a long time to come. It’s a case that was guara ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • Field of Dreams

    I know I speak for all Dads because Father’s Day has been every day since my first child, Debby, was born on March 23, 1952, followed by Kim, Janeen a ...
    July 1, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • Get the facts

    GBE is a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission line proposed to traverse your area. Dr. Sm ...
    July 1, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • A July 2 celebration

    As we prepare to gather with friends and family to celebrate the Fourth of July, I want to encourage everyone to take a moment to commemorate another ...
    July 1, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • Bailey’s Bits

    You write and write. With everything in mind. They fight and fight. It is part of their kind. You wa ...
    June 24, 2014 - 3:06 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is the first in a series of columns by Barb Kromphardt.So despite staying up all ...
    June 24, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Of schadenfreude and irony

    I admit it. If you want to make me laugh, two things will do it everytime: Schadenfreude and irony.A ...
    June 17, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Field of Dreams

    Congratulations to a whole host of Putnam County residents: The Top 10 Putnam County High School seniors; the Lady Panther softball team which made it ...
    June 17, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • Rotary says thanks for Afterglow

    Putnam County High School students and their guests enjoyed a late night of carnival fun, lots of food and dozens of valuable prizes following their j ...
    June 17, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic welcomes Dr. Brackett

    PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital is announcing the addition of Dr. E. Boone Brackett to the Perry Memorial Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic.
    July 8, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • 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 ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • IDA offers recycling program for agrichemical containers

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to save their empty agrichemical containers. The department has announced ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • FSA certification deadline is July 15

    HENRY — The Marshall-Putnam County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office is reminding producers and landowners the certification deadline is July 15. All p ...
    July 1, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • North Central Bank honored

    HENNEPIN — North Central Bank in Hennepin has once again earned a five-star superior rating from BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., the nation ...
    July 1, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Crop progress and condition

    Wheat harvest is underway in Illinois, with farmers harvesting 20 percent of the crop by June 22.Hea ...
    July 1, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Northern Illinois Agronomy Agronomy Day is July 10

    HENRY — The Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center will be hosting its summer Agronomy Day on July 10 in Shabbona. Transportation will be provided ...
    July 1, 2014 - 2:31 pm
  • Registration is open for 2014 Commodities Conference

    BLOOMINGTON — Registration is now open for the 2014 Illinois Farm Bureau Commodities Conference. “Modern Agriculture: Connecting to the Digital Future ...
    June 24, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • USDA announces programs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced farmers, ranchers and landowners committed to protecting and conserving environment ...
    June 24, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Uptown Grill honored with TripAdvisor award

    LASALLE — For the second consecutive year, Uptown Grill has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The LaSalle restaurant was award ...
    June 24, 2014 - 3:12 pm