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  • First Person — Alexa Kettman

    City: Granville. Where did you grow up: Granville. Family: Parents, Jeaneen Mennie and Craig Kettman ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Freedom House will host 'Remember, Celebrate, Connect'

    PRINCETON — Freedom House will present a domestic violence awareness event, "Remember, Celebrate, Connect," at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Soldiers and Sailor ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Regional Transportation Committee meeting on Oct. 3

    MENDOTA — The Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP) - Region 3 - Transportation Committee (Bureau, DeKalb, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle and ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Mautino honored for leadership and support

    Pam Furlan, Business Employment Skills Team Inc. executive director (Local Workforce Investment Board/Programs) presents Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Absentee voting open in Putnam County

    HENNEPIN — Absentee voting for the Nov. 4 general election is now in progress. Any registered voter who expects to be absent from the county on Nov. 4 ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Voter registration at PCHS

    HENNEPIN — Putnam County Clerk and Election Authority Dan Kuhn will be at the Putnam County High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 1 for voter reg ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Kinzinger coming to Granville

    GRANVILLE — A reception honoring Congressman Adam Kinzinger (Ill.-16) will be Oct. 7 at the home of Ron and Alma Toedter at 507 S. Sheridan St. in Gra ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Meeting calendar Oct. 7-8

    Oct. 7 Village of Granville Board, 6:30 p.m., Granville Village Hall. Village of Mark Board, 7 p.m. ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • The good news and the bad news

    GRANVILLE — A case of good news/bad news was heard at the Putnam County School Board meeting on Sept. 22. The good news is the approved Fiscal Year 20 ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Driving to a new future

    GRANVILLE — One of the requirements to receive a high school diploma in Illinois is completing 36 hours of driver’s education. While Josh Gualandri of ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 8:08 am
  • PC girls golfers place second place finishes

    PRINCETON – The Putnam County Lady Panthers golf squad faced the Princeton Lady Tigers in a dual meet on Sept. 25 at Chapel Hill Golf Course outside o ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Metamora edges Marshall County 5 to 4

    Cyclone Dominic Rosa (center) added some yardage to his record as the Marshall County Silver Cyclones flag football team took on the Metamora Red Bird ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Season ends for Puma boys

    WENONA — Early prognostications indicated this was the Putnam County Junior High boys baseball team’s year for fall ball. The Pumas had played well al ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PC JV races to first place at Boiler Invitational

    KEWANEE — The Putnam County Panthers ended last week with a first place win for the junior varsity at the Kewanee-Boiler Invitational on Sept. 27. The ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Lady Panthers win against Tri-County foe

    GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Lady Panthers varsity volleyball squad Packed the Place Pink in their home game against Tri-County Conference foe Streat ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PCJH earns IESA state title berth

    NORMAL — The Putnam County Junior High Lady Pumas have earned a berth in the Illinois Elementary State Association (IESA) state championship game by b ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PC finishes the season with DiazDeLeon’s no hitter win

    GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Panthers have prowled their way back to Granville. Their first home game of the short fall season was Sept. 27 at Ken Je ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Edgewood Ladies League

    MCNABB — The Edgewood Ladies golf League played on Sept. 23. Hostesses for the day were Catherine Gregerich and Kay Marincic. Play of the day was gros ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Panther boys golfers compete in several meets

    MENDOTA — The Putnam County Panthers participated in the Mendota Ryder Cup on Sept. 27. The Panthers placed ninth with a team score of 271. Top golfer ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • ...And then there were four

    NORMAL — The Putnam County Lady Pumas' first round of the IESA Junior High Girls Softball Tournament was everything a championship level game should b ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • 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
  • Georgiana Conibear

    ATLANTIC, Iowa — Georgiana Conibear of Atlantic, Iowa, formerly of Peoria, departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Heritage House in Atlanti ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Anthony 'Tony' Huchel

    CARLOCK — Anthony Eugene "Tony" Huchel, 63, of Carlock passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City, Minn.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • Bradley Phillips

    OHIO, Ill. — Bradley R. Phillips, 61, of Ohio, Ill., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Anthony Huchel

    CARLOCK — Anthony Eugene “Tony” Huchel, 63, of Carlock passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Services will be held at a later date.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Valentina 'Tina' Myres

    HENNEPIN — Valentina “Tina” V. Myres, 37, of rural Hennepin passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at home with her family and friends by her side.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Karen Richardson

    GRANVILLE — Karen Diane Richardson, 66, of Granville passed away at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at her home.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Marian Christmann

    OTTAWA — Marian Christmann, 74, of Ottawa Pavilion passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in the Ottawa Pavilion.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Linn Goldsmith

    HENNEPIN — Linn Carr Goldsmith passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Linn was born Dec. 14, 1934, to Fr ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Gloria Morgan

    HENNEPIN — Gloria E. Morgan, 92, of Hennepin died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Queen of Children's Hospital

    Marshall-Putnam Fair Queen Elizabeth Rice visited the Children’s Hospital of Illinois on Sept. 17 in Peoria. She distributed handmade blankets made by ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Fundraiser planned

    GRANVILLE — A Bunco Night fundraiser will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the United Church Christ, 103 N. Church in Granville.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Grief recovery group meetings

    PERU — The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Grief Recovery Group will next meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and Oct. 22 in Conference Room “C” on the fourth ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Possibilities/DBSA meetings set

    PERU — Possibilities/DBSA, the local depression and bipolar support group, will meet twice in October.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Wind ensemble will present free concert

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College Wind Ensemble, directed by Gene Montgomery, will offer a free concert at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at LaSalle-Peru ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • IVADA meets; new member introduced

    PERU — The Illinois Valley Activity Director’s Association held a meeting on Sept. 9 at Liberty Restaurant in Peru.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Robotics team is looking for members

    HENRY — University of Illinois Extension Marshall-Putnam 4-H will be holding a Robotics Club registration and informational meeting for youth and thei ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Parkinson’s support group schedules speaker

    SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s support group for persons affected by Parkinson’s disease will meet at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in the hospital’s First Floor P ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Catch up with old friends at the class of ‘94 reunion

    GRANVILLE – The Putnam County High School class of 1994 is having a 20-year class reunion on Oct. 11. A dinner will be held in the banquet room at Ver ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • ‘Clover Hunt Game’ will be part of 4-H Week

    University of Illinois Extension Marshall-Putnam 4-H would like the community to help celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 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
  • Remaining a friend of Putnam County

    My introduction to Putnam County came 17 years ago when I began working as a reporter for the NewsTribune.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • More than just a typical vacation

    I have a deep love for mountains covered in pine trees, the nothingness of South Dakota, the moon-like Badlands, the big sky of Montana, the weirdness ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Field of Dreams

    I for one will miss the stories Stanley Kays would always tell me whenever we could see each other ... and then his heartfelt laugh after he got to th ...
    Sept. 23, 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 ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Playing 'punchout' is not a game

    I do use Facebook. It helps me keep up with friends I don't see very often. Sometimes, I wish it didn't.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • A new car? Not so sure!

    I own two cars. Well, one-and-a-third actually. While my car title is free and clear, I'll be paying off my wife's car probably three years after it g ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • The yellow ribbon

    This column is often filled with little snapshots from my past. Growing up on a Bureau County farm with all the trials, tribulations, comforts and opp ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Facebook, not Factbook

    As a rule, the human race loves bad news. Yes, it's really cute and lovely when a dog rescues a cat from drowning, but you will never see that lead th ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: The following is an ongoing series on former BCR Staff Writer Barb Kromphardt's ordeal with breast cancer. After failing a mammogram te ...
    Sept. 2, 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 ...
    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
  • Ag Summary

    Rainfall and warm temperatures continued throughout the state last week. A few cases of Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans were reported in some parts ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Endocrinologist joins IVCH medical staff

    PERU — A board-certified endocrinologist is joining the Illinois Valley Community Hospital medical staff.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:13 am
  • Endocrinologist joins IVCH medical staff

    PERU — A board-certified endocrinologist is joining the Illinois Valley Community Hospital medical staff.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Carus looking for memories

    LASALLE — Carus Corporation will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015 and is asking the community to share memories, stories and photos which help ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Ajster honored by Super Lawyers

    PERU — Attorney Julie Ajster of Ajster Law Office has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a 2015 Illinois Rising Star.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • CCRH receives high scores

    Country Comfort Retirement Homes Inc. of both Henry and Princeton underwent a recent annual review by the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm