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  • 2014 Illinois Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey yelds record count

    SPRINGFIELD – A record-setting number of American bald eagles was reported during the annual Illinois Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey coordinated by the I ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Dominic Passini visits Magic Kingdom

    GRANVILLE — Making magic at the Magic Kingdom takes on a new meaning when talking to Dominic Passini of Granville. Passini is back in Illinois after p ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • WIC celebrates 40 years

    HENNEPIN — The WIC program in Illinois is celebrating 40 years of service. It’s a successful program used by nearly 40 percent of the babies born in t ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Ten years later ...

    GRANVILLE — An important milestone in the village of Granville will have its 10th anniversary on April 20, but don’t look for brass bands or happy fac ...
    April 15, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • Turning back time at Dixon Refuge

    HENNEPIN — The Wetlands Initiative (TWI) will be kicking off a project in July on the Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge which will restore a rare oak ...
    April 15, 2014 - 1:33 pm
  • Convoy Against Cancer is May 3

    LADD — The 2014 “Convoy Against Cancer” BIG Truck Show returns to Route 89/Main Street in Ladd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3. 
    April 15, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • 2014 Rural Health Careers Camp provides hands-on learning for teens

    The 2014 Rural Health Careers Camp will take place June 24 through June 27 on the campus of Rockford University, 5050 E. State St., Rockford. The camp ...
    April 15, 2014 - 1:22 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 ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • State dollars are headed to county for road work

    Gov. Pat Quinn announced $100 million from the Illinois Jobs Now! construction program to will go to repair municipal and township infrastructure thro ...
    April 15, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Health department offers mental health discussion

    PRINCETON — The Bureau and Putnam County Health Department will host a moderated discussion on local mental health issues at noon April 22 at the Prin ...
    April 15, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • PC hosts quadrangular boys, girls track meet

    GRANVILLE — Putnam County boys’ and girls ‘track teams hosted Rockridge, Stark County and Kewanee-Annawan on April 7. The Panthers pulled in at third ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • PCHS looking for all time basketball scorers

    GRANVILLE – Putnam County head basketball coach Josh Nauman is on a hunt. This hunt is for any player in Putnam County High School basketball history ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Panthers back on track with four wins

    GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Panthers notched four wins on their collective belts (two conference) this week. Panther pitchers proved to be no match ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Lady Panthers win two of three

    GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Lady Panthers varsity softball team had a strong week on the road and off. The team earned two wins from conference foes ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Panthers third in triangular

    GRANVILLE — On April 8, the Putnam County Panthers boys track squad traveled to Princeton for a meet with host Princeton and Streator. While the team ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Lady Panthers hosts home meet, travels to Streator

    GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Lady Panthers hosted a home meet on April 12 with Streator, Marquette and Stark County. While being only eight in number ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Lady Panthers win tourney

    SENECA — The Putnam County Lady Panthers won the Seneca Invitational on April 12 with a perfect 3-0 record.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Panthers baseball looking for great things

    GRANVILLE — The crack of the bat is going to bring a different look to the ball diamond this year for the Putnam County Panthers.
    April 9, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Marshall County youth football registration

    Registration for the 2014 Marshall County Cyclone football season will be held on April 26. Registra ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • Lady Panthers beat St. Bede, Midland

    GRANVILLE – In a week of early season games, the Putnam County Lady Panthers took two games and missed two to rain and cold weather.
    April 8, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Marie Veronda

    PERU — Marie L. Veronda, 85, of Peru died Monday, April 14, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    April 15, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Nildo E. Mecagni

    GRANVILLE — Nildo E. Mecagni, 91, of Granville passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.
    April 7, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Elmer Tarr

    LEONORE — Elmer “E.T.” G. Tarr, 79, of Leonore died at 9:02 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Asta Care Center in Toluca.
    April 2, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Felecia Lippincott Cutter

    HENNEPIN — Felecia L. (Lippincott) Cutter, 52, of Hennepin died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Colonial Hall Healthcare in Princeton.
    April 1, 2014 - 8:18 am
  • Norman Delicath

    MCNABB — Norman Delicath, 87, of McNabb died Monday, March 24, 2014, at the LaSalle Veterans Home. H ...
    March 31, 2014 - 8:26 am
  • Domicella 'Dee' Vollenweider

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. — Domicella "Dee" Vollenweider, 88, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Harvest Manor in Denham Springs, La.
    March 28, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • Ronald Wink

    GRANVILLE — Ronald "Ron" W. Wink, 48, of Granville died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.
    March 12, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Carol Straughn

    OGLESBY — Carol Joan Straughn, 76, of rural Oglesby passed away in her home on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She pas ...
    March 10, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Joseph Terando

    SPRING VALLEY — Joseph J. Terando, 82, of rural Spring Valley died at 1:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at St. Margaret Hospital in Spring Valley.
    Feb. 21, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • Robert Clausen

    GRANVILLE — Robert Clausen, 86, of Granville passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. He was born June 27, 1927, in rural McNabb to Hans and E ...
    Feb. 18, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • PAC announces cast for 'Steel Magnolias'

    PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council has announced the cast of its spring play, “Steel Magnolias.”Th ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • IVCC received tree recognition

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College has earned Tree Campus USA recognition for the fourth straight year. Tree Campus is a national program hon ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • Library Corner April 16

    It’s Spring Break and National Library Week…Look what’s happening at the Putnam County Libraries! Fo ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • PC Food Pantry will host garden series

    GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Food Pantry will host the series “Healthy Gardening” at 6:30 p.m. April 24 at the United Church of Christ. The series is ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Preschool screening at PC Primary

    GRANVILLE — L.E.A.S.E. and the Putnam County School District will offer a preschool screening on April 28 and 30 during school hours at the Putnam Cou ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Marshall-Putnam retired teachers visit Lincoln Museum

    The Marshall-Putnam Retired Teachers Association took a tour of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on April 3. The museum presents Li ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • PCHS releases third quarter honor rolls

    GRANVILLE — Putnam County High School has released the honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2013-14 school year.
    April 15, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • UCC to host men’s breakfast

    GRANVILLE — The United Church of Christ will host its annual Good Friday men’s breakfast at 6:30 a.m. April 18 in Bonucchi Hall.
    April 15, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Holy Week at United Church of Christ

    April 17 — 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday Service, County Line Lutheran Church. April 18 — 6:30 a.m., Good ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Putnam County Community Center menus April 21-25

    April 21 — Chicken with broccoli rice bake, spinach, sliced pears, fruit juice, wheat roll. April 22 ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Field of Dreams

    I am very pleased to present this article about a very nice man who has been very successful in life. Michael P. McCuskey, who is now the Federal U.S. ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Concealed carry irony

    Some businesses in Putnam County have decided to prohibit the lawful carrying of concealed weapons within their establishments by holders of concealed ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Here’s the buzzzzz ...

    It appears spring may have finally turned a corner; more days when you can finally feel some genuine warmth in the air. But with the horrible winter w ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Will you help?

    Memorial Day is approaching fast, and the McNabb American Legion has several requests of our community. Last November, high winds destroyed the sign i ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Kudos to McCracken and board

    I would like to commend Putnam County Superintendent of Schools Jay McCracken and board President Vicky Nauman for their wonderful response to the art ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Death and taxes ... mostly taxes

    By now, it's likely most of you have already filed your taxes, possibly receiving your refund or sending Uncle Sam more of your hard-earned paycheck. ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Walking down to the Gulf shore was the first thing for me to do in the morning. I spent as much time as I could on the beach, and watching others enjo ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Of baldknobbers and other gobbledygook

    Baldknobber.While it's a word that has a very grisly story behind it, the word has always amused me. ...
    April 1, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Field of Dreams

    My friend and welder William Bickerman lives on Holiday Fun Road with his wife Brenda whom he married in 1971. Bill and Brenda have two sons and six g ...
    April 1, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Marking time

    It was a day I had been waiting for ... and to be quite honest, I didn’t think it would ever come. I don’t mind telling you I’m sharing this long-awai ...
    April 1, 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 ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • Guisti named 2013-14 Economic Educator

    SPRINGFIELD — The Career Development Division (CDD), a division of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), named Haley Guisti, complianc ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • It's that time of year...

    Standard’s Phil Edgerly was busy working on preparing his field’s grass lanes before planting this past week.
    April 15, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Spring fish sales are here

    HENRY — The Marshall-Putnam Soil & Water Conservation District in Henry will have its spring fish sale at 10:30 a.m. April 24 at the M-P SWCD.
    April 10, 2014 - 2:14 am
  • Extension to hold ag night

    PRINCETON — The University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit will hold an agronomy night to provide research results for 2013 ...
    April 8, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • Farmland values settle; grain prices at fault

    The rate of increase in the value of Illinois farmland has flattened and lower grain prices are to blame, according to presentations made at the Illin ...
    April 1, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Supreme Court approves cameras in 10th District Courts

    The Illinois Supreme Court has decided news cameras and microphones will be allowed in trial courtrooms in Peoria County in the 10th Judicial Circuit. ...
    April 1, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Manor Court wins major award

    PERU — Manor Court of Peru has been named among the country’s Best Nursing Homes by the U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News determines its annual ra ...
    April 1, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Mattern a star among FFA members

    GRANVILLE — Jon Mattern has done something that hasn’t been done at Putnam County High School for a while.
    April 1, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Carus names new president

    PERU — Carus Group Inc. announced Monday the promotion of Dave Kuzy  to president and chief operating officer.
    March 26, 2014 - 9:46 am