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  • PCJH plays Logan Oct. 18

    Putnam County Lady Puma Maddie Brannon (10) gets ready to throw the ball to Ali Ciucci (23) in the Oct. 18 game against the Logan Lady Lions ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Hennepin chef lands 40 under 40 award

    HENNEPIN — Illinois Valley Community College’s Illinois Small Business Development Center honors 40 local up and coming young leaders under ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PC volleyball makes donation

    Putnam County High School volleyball players Paige Griffith (from left), Annie Miller, Megan Rehn, Kayte Bernardoni, Lauren Colby and Addiso ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Panther golfers end season

    SENECA – Illinois High School Association Sectional golf tournament did not bring the expected results for Mitch Aimone and Caleb Dzierzynsk ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • IVCC awards Helen Taylor Scholarships

    OGLESBY — This fall, 12 of the district’s top high school graduates, including five valedictorians, are attending Illinois Valley Community ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • First person — Ron Campbell

    Town: Granville. Occupation: Insurance sales and service. Family: Eight brothers and sisters, three children and three grandchildren. Pets: ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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  • Festival 56 fall season coming up

    PRINCETON — November marks the beginning of the 11th fall season of Festival 56 in Princeton.Festiva ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • First person — Ron Campbell

    Town: Granville. Occupation: Insurance sales and service. Family: Eight brothers and sisters, three ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PCHS FFA to hold trick or treat canned food drive

    GRANVILLE – The Putnam County FFA will be holding its annual Trick or Treat Canned Food Drive from Oct. 24 and 26.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Meet your candidates

    Editor’s note: Candidates on the ballot for Putnam County offices in the Nov. 4 general election responded to a questionnaire from the Putnam County R ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Courthouse repairs ahead of schedule

    HENNEPIN — The work crews at the Putnam County Courthouse will be working a little while longer this year.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Election judge training set for Oct. 28

    HENNEPIN — All election judges are reminded the training classes for the upcoming Nov. 4 general election will be Oct. 28.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Early voting available

    HENNEPIN — Early voting for the general election on Nov. 4 is now available for all precincts at the Office of the Putnam County Clerk at the courthou ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Hennepin talks park renovations

    HENNEPIN — Street repairs, ordinances and elections were on the agenda at the monthly Hennepin Village Board meeting Oct. 15.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PCCC hosts raffle

    Helen Hundley (left) and Donna Berry organize the raffle the Putnam County Community Center (PCCC) held Oct. 17 at Hennepin Foods. The raffle is being ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Auction Calendar

    Oct. 25 – Joe Schaudt, two real estates (one is the former Rock Island Depot) and personal property, first sale - 9:30 a.m. 225 N. Arch St., Tiskilwa, ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PC Panthers run at Amboy Invite

    AMBOY — In the Amboy Cross Country Invitational at Shady Oaks Golf Course, the Putnam County Panther Cross Country team participated in three levels o ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Panther golfers end season

    SENECA – Illinois High School Association Sectional golf tournament did not bring the expected results for Mitch Aimone and Caleb Dzierzynski of the P ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PC volleyball makes donation

    Putnam County High School volleyball players Paige Griffith (from left), Annie Miller, Megan Rehn, Kayte Bernardoni, Lauren Colby and Addison Pavlick ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • It's coming...

    Putnam County basketball will be here sooner than you think. Putnam County High School students Michael Glenn (from left) and Alec Veverka warm up the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Lady Panther golf team ends season

    LANARK — Members of the Putnam County Lady Panther golf team participated in the Illinois High School Association Sectional golf tournament on Oct. 13 ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • JV Lady Panthers host tournament

    Lauren Bernardoni (4) sends the ball back across the net during the first game of the between Putnam County and Stark County on Oct. 18. The Lady Pant ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PCJH plays Logan Oct. 18

    Putnam County Lady Puma Maddie Brannon (10) gets ready to throw the ball to Ali Ciucci (23) in the Oct. 18 game against the Logan Lady Lions. The seve ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Lady Panthers take second in TCC

    PEORIA — It was the battle of the number one and two seeds in the Tri County Conference (TCC) tournament championship game on Oct. 18, and an upset wa ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Happenings 10-22

    Canal Connection LASALLE — The Canal Connection 10K will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, starting in LaSalle ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Cross country Panthers win against Hall, St. Bede

    PERU – Putnam County High School cross country squad ran in a meet at St. Bede Academy against the Hall Red Devils, the DePue Little Giants and the ho ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Bruce Conibear

    ATLANTIC, Iowa — Bruce Edwin Conibear of Atlantic, Iowa, formerly of Peoria, departed this life on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Cass County Memorial Hosp ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Georgeanna Leary

    GRANVILLE — Georgeanna S. Leary, 76, of Granville passed away at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Elmer 'Tubby' Lunn Jr.

    GRANVILLE — Elmer R. "Tubby" Lunn Jr., 73, of Granville passed away at 12:47 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • William Tonarelli

    GRANVILLE — William "Bill" Tonarelli, 87, of Granville passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at home. H ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Deborah Gamble

    LOMBARD — Deborah Ann Gamble, nee Decker, age, 55, devoted wife of Michael Gamble; loving mother of Kelsey Ann and Audrey Elizabeth Gamble; fond siste ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • Benjamin Mecum

    MCNABB — Benjamin H. Mecum, 83, of McNabb died on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at his residence.Services ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Lawrence Fleming

    TONICA — Lawrence “Larry” R. Fleming, 73, of rural Tonica died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:30 am
  • Karen Rennels

    GRANVILLE — Karen Sue Rennels, 53, of Granville passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Peter Fassino Jr.

    HENRY — Peter James Fassino Jr. died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Henry. Pete was born F ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Robbie Tonarelli

    MINOOKA — Robbie W. Tonarelli, 59, of Minooka, formerly of the Illinois Valley area, passed away suddenly Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Putnam County Community Center menu Oct. 27-31

    Oct. 27 – Barbecue rib patty on a bun, baked beans, mixed vegetables, diced apricots. Oct. 28 – Frie ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Festival of Trees seeking sponsors, vendors

    UTICA — Easter Seals of LaSalle and Bureau Counties will host the second annual Festival of Trees presented by US Silica from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Nov. ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • MC Contracting will be offer treats

    GRANVILLE – Mark Charbonneau of MC Contracting, LLC will be serving food provided by the Illinois Valley Alzheimer's Group from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • IVCC awards Helen Taylor Scholarships

    OGLESBY — This fall, 12 of the district’s top high school graduates, including five valedictorians, are attending Illinois Valley Community College.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Pork Chop dinner for Toy's in the Pantry Nov. 2

    MARK – Toys in the Pantry will host its only yearly fundraiser on Nov. 2. The fundraiser, their annual pork chop dinner, will raise money to help the ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Marchiori reunion

    UTICA — Fifty members of the Marchiori family gathered for a reunion on Sept. 21 at Starved Rock Lodge.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Voice of the children

    “I want to be Cousin It.”Gavin Cimei“I want to be a person who has scratches on his face like he had ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • The tale of the Battle of Hastings comes to Putnam

    PUTNAM — Here’s today’s history question: What tells the story of the events of 1064–1066, culminating in the Battle of Hastings, including the two ma ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Putnam County Schools menus Oct. 27-31

    Breakfast Oct. 27 — Cereal and toast, fruit, juice, milk. Oct. 28 — Sausage and toast or cereal, fru ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Learn about scams at the M-P Retired Teachers’ Association meeting

    HENRY — Have you wondered what kind of fraud, scams, or identity theft is being perpetrated on innocent victims? A speaker from the Central Illinois A ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Appreciating a little mess

    Sometimes a little mess in the house looks nice to me.A couple weeks ago, our nephew, Andy, and his ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Field of Dreams

    The Chicago Cubs finished last in the National League’s Central Division with 73 wins and 89 losses, 17 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals. They avo ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • A difficult decision

    We at the Putnam County Record have made the difficult decision to close the Granville office, effective Nov. 26.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Vote for the issues

    To the Editor, The Republicans are doing their best to gain momentum in Washington for destroying tr ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Rauner give Illinois hope

    Gov. Pat Quinn has had more than five years to guide Illinois toward a brighter fiscal future. Inste ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: After failing a mammogram test earlier this spring, Barb Kromphardt entered the world of breast cancer treatment.Following a surgical b ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Fake IDs generate consequences

    As students have returned to college campuses for a new school year, I want to take this opportunity to remind them of the detrimental ramifications t ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    We still have lots of the good weather to enjoy. At this stage of life, I find that weather is there with no control from me, so I relax.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Field of Dreams

    Congratulations to the Putnam County Junior High School Lady Puma softball team for winning second-place at the state softball tournament. They lost t ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Field of Dreams

    The Putnam County Achievement Services in Standard took its annual bus trip to Wrigley Field in Chicago on Sept. 5. The bus was filled with happy citi ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Hennepin chef lands 40 under 40 award

    HENNEPIN — Illinois Valley Community College’s Illinois Small Business Development Center honors 40 local up and coming young leaders under the age of ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Ward elected CBAI's group director

    SPRINGFIELD — David Ward, president of North Central Bank in Hennepin, was elected as group director of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 4:00 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 ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Advance Auto Parts opens store in Peru

    PERU – Advance Auto Parts Inc. has announced it will open its first store in Peru at 1600 36th St. across the street from Peru Mall. The opening has b ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • What’s in a name?

    A recent column on quinoa prompted a reader to alert me to a similar grain, which is grown in Illinois named amaranth. I did some research and learned ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Farm Bureau plans college day at Henry business on Nov. 12

    HENRY — The Bureau County Farm Bureau, along with Marshall-Putnam and Stark County Farm Bureaus, will be hosting a College Open House Day for agricult ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 4:01 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 ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • 'Tis the season ...

    Putnam County farmers Jim Berg and Chris Berg combine a field of corn outside of Hennepin off Route 26 on Sept. 17.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • IVCC's CPT program helps LaSalle man get job

    Matt Dresbach of LaSalle made a pivotal career decision less than a year ago, and it’s already paying dividends.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Nicor Gas decreases gas cost for September

    NAPERVILLE — With the heating season fast approaching, Nicor Gas is announcing a 19-cent per therm decrease to the Gas Supply Charge (GSC) for the mon ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm