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  • Zip the Illinois Valley!

    Searching for a thrilling adventure close to home? How about one that gets the blood pumpin’ and adrenaline kickin’?Hall Township’s Echo Blu ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Instructional League girls learn their skills

    Magnolia Cheetahs batter Kacie Coleman (right) gets ready to hit during the Instructional Girls Softball League Magnolia vs. Hennepin contes ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Lady Panther varsity volleyball working hard over summer

    GRANVILE — Entering the next year of the Putnam County High School volleyball program has the squad in high spirits. With summer practices, ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • PC/Hall wrestlers practice

    Putnam County/Hall co-op head wrestling coach Jerry Kriewald (left) wrestles at practice with Evan Kiphart on July 17 at Putnam County High ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • PC Library entertains at PCCC

    Musician, entertainer and historian Bucky Haller performed in the PC Library American Heritage series at the Putnam County Community Center ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Summer camp international

    PERU — St. Bede Academy is currently hosting 14 young students from Mexico, who are here to experience American culture first-hand and get a ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
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  • Summer camp international

    PERU — St. Bede Academy is currently hosting 14 young students from Mexico, who are here to experience American culture first-hand and get a better gr ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Granville library is on the move

    GRANVILLE – The Granville library branch of the Putnam County District Library is making a move ... to a new location. The relocation will take place ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Appellate Court rules in favor of IVCC

    OGLESBY — The Third District Appellate Court recently ruled in favor of Illinois Valley Community College concerning its ongoing litigation involving ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • PC Board appoints Woest, Bluemer

    HENNEPIN — At the July 14 meeting of the Putnam County Board, appointments were made to fill current vacancies on two boards.
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Mark streets not lining up

    MARK — Mark village engineer Jack Kusek told the village board at its July 15 meeting he’s found some discrepancies on some streets while surveying in ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Bus driver training set

    WASHBURN — The Marshall, Putnam and Woodford Regional Office of Education has scheduled a training class for anyone interested in getting a license to ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • More jobs coming to Granville

    GRANVILLE — More jobs will be coming to Granville and Putnam County after the Putnam County Board approved the rezoning of the proposed site three-qua ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Hennepin looks at marijuana facility

    HENNEPIN — Someone else is throwing their hat into the ring for a chance to operate a medical marijuana facility in District 17. Hennepin Mayor Kevin ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Preventing abuse of older adults

    SPRINGFIELD — On July 7, Gov. Pat Quinn declared July 2014 as Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Elder or dependent adult abuse refers to a n ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Checking the measure

    Dusty Miller (right) and his brother, Rusty, confer with a judge on the criteria for barrows in a division in the Marshall-Putnam County 4-H Fair on J ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Instructional League girls learn their skills

    Magnolia Cheetahs batter Kacie Coleman (right) gets ready to hit during the Instructional Girls Softball League Magnolia vs. Hennepin contest on June ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Team of the Week

    Illinois Valley Scene asked the Hennepin Girls Instructional Softball League team two questions: What is your favorite position to play and who do you ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Happenings

    TENNIS Tiger Classic PRINCETON — The Tiger Tennis Classic will be coming up with singles play this w ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Edgewood Ladies League

    MCNABB – The Edgewood Ladies League played golf on July 15. Hostesses for the event were Judy Hopkins and Roberta Henson. Play of the day was A and B ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • PC/Hall wrestlers practice

    Putnam County/Hall co-op head wrestling coach Jerry Kriewald (left) wrestles at practice with Evan Kiphart on July 17 at Putnam County High School.
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • BC Blaze softball tryouts

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Blaze ASA Softball Team is holding tryouts Aug. 2. The rain date is Aug. 3.
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Lady Panther varsity volleyball working hard over summer

    GRANVILE — Entering the next year of the Putnam County High School volleyball program has the squad in high spirits. With summer practices, league pla ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Connie Mack League results

    LASALLE — In Connie Mack League action on July 9, the Putnam County baseball squad finished their season, losing to Palatine 7-1. Tyler Williams pitch ...
    July 15, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Putnam County Havoc 12U girls take third place

    OTTAWA — The Putnam County Havoc 12U girls fast pitch softball team recently took third place in the Ottawa 12U Two Rivers Classic Tournament.  
    July 15, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Happenings

    BIKING Z-Tour Bike Ride PRINCETON — The Z-Tour Bike Ride will ride in Princeton again on July 19. Th ...
    July 15, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Albert Cook

    MUSTANG, Okla. — Albert J. Cook of Mustang, Okla., died at Mercy Hospital on Tuesday July 8, 2014. H ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:00 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 - 8:50 am
  • Mike Vaskie

    MCNABB — Mike Vaskie of McNabb died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    July 7, 2014 - 8:50 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 - 9:41 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 - 8:25 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 - 3:30 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
  • Food court 7-24

    Bisquick is so easy to cook with, not a lot of preparation and makes for quick meals. Italian Meatba ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Law strengthening GDL program took effect July 1

    SPRINGFIELD — The law proposed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to further improve Illinois’ Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program took e ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Stage 212 will present ‘Rent’ Aug. 7-9

    LASALLE — Stage 212 has the announced the cast for “Rent,” the edgy Tony Award-winning musical by Jonathan Larson.
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • PCCC Menus July 28-31

    July 28 — Barbecue pork chop, baked beans, roasted garlic cauliflower, apricots and wheat bread. Jul ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Keller and Rehn attend Girls State

    MAGNOLIA — Magnolia American Legion Post 254 sent two girls this year to Illini Girls State.Ciera Ke ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Sweet Corn Festival food contest

    MENDOTA — The very popular Sweet Corn Festival food contest, sponsored by Illinois Frame Inc. of Mendota, will take place on Aug. 9 of the Sweet Corn ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • University of Illinois announces spring 2014 graduates

    CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois has announced the list of spring 2014 graduates.Local graduat ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Festival needs vendors

    HENRY — The 2014 Henry Summer Festival is still looking for vendors.This year’s festival will be fro ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • PCHS Interact cook-out July 31

    GRANVILLE — Interact invites all PCHS students to join them for a picnic dinner at Hopkins Park in Granville at 6 p.m. July 31. Incoming freshmen and ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Granville’s Ashley Bean graduates from Drake University

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Ashley Bean of Granville graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Pharma ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is another installment in a series by former staff writer Barb Kromphardt.After ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Weather or not

    Bear with me on this one, but it will make sense eventually.Last July, I went to the LaSalle and Mar ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Field of Dreams

    If you wanted to see a real live cow, pig, horse, chicken or cars smoking each other, the 93rd annual Marshall-Putnam Fair was the place to be. The fa ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Field of dreams

    I have known since I was a child growing up on a dairy farm that cows are special animals. Recently I read an article written by Jerry Nine in the Mid ...
    July 15, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Readin', writin' and CPR...

    On June 5 this year, Gov. Pat Quinn sent a law through that might have gone under the radar for most of us. I caught it, but it got shuffled to the ba ...
    July 15, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • 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 - 3:00 pm
  • 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 14, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • 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 - 4:00 pm
  • Get the facts

    GBE is a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission line proposed to traverse your area. Dr. Sm ...
    July 1, 2014 - 4:00 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 - 4:00 pm
  • Dollars and sense

    Year after year, in bull and bear markets, investors make some all-too-common blunders. They have been written about, talked about and critiqued at so ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Heartland Health Care Center receives outstanding survey results

    HENRY — Heartland of Henry has again received outstanding state survey results and with this most recent survey, no deficiencies. The survey is conduc ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Blackburn earns certification

    SPRING VALLEY — Lisa Blackburn, St. Margaret’s director of human resources, recently earned certification as a senior professional in human resources ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • St. Margaret’s awarded an 'A' in hospital safety study

    SPRING VALLEY — Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score ...
    July 15, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • North Central Bank receives five-star rating

    HENNEPIN — North Central Bank has received a five-star rating from BauerFinancial Inc., the nation’s bank rating firm. North Central Bank has received ...
    July 15, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Nielsen joins AgVenture Pureline

    PRINCETON — AgVenture Pureline Seed Co. has welcomed AgVenture yield specialist Becky Nielsen to the team. Nielsen will work with customers across nor ...
    July 15, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • 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 - 3:00 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 ...
    July 8, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • 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 - 3:00 pm
  • 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 - 4:01 pm