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  • Who killed ‘Trader Jack’ Redshaw?

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on unsolved mysteries in the Illinois Valley.GRANVILLE — The sleepy village of Granv ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Photo contest winners announced

    UTICA — Winners have been announced for Starved Rock Lodge Photography Club’s recent photo contest.Ben Just of McNabb took first place with ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Sacred Heart to host Nov. 9 breakfast

    Sacred Heart Church sausage makers Jody Piccinelli (from left), Ed Lapuh, Chuck Loebach Sr. and Mike O’Sullivan are getting ready for their ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Lady Panthers split matches

    GRANVILLE – The Putnam County Lady Panthers played their last two home games of the season before cruising into the Illinois High School Ass ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Former Granville attorney arrested

    GRANVILLE — Peru lawyer and former Granville Village Attorney Charles William Helmig III was arrested and charged with possession of a contr ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PCCC Fall Fling is Nov. 1

    STANDARD — The annual Fall Fling at the Putnam County Community Center is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the center at 128 Firs ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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  • BBB issues nationwide warning on fake invoicing scheme

    CHICAGO — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has issued a nationwide warning to consumers about a company called IDBS that indicates their address is 20 ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • 35 years ... and still a local favorite

    HENNEPIN — A decent early breakfast can be hard to find in some places, but Hennepin isn’t one of them. For 35 years, area residents have known where ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Who killed ‘Trader Jack’ Redshaw?

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on unsolved mysteries in the Illinois Valley.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Magnolia to host trick or treat and haunted woods

    MAGNOLIA – Trick or treat hours for the village of Magnolia will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. The village of Magnolia will also host a supper from ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Hog factory still on hold for now

    WENONA — The proposed hog factory farm facility planned for Wenona is still in limbo.VMC Management ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Richard Widmark: An area legend

    I think I had a fairly ordinary childhood that was probably just like any boys, growing up in a small Midwest town like Granville. My friends and I di ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • McCracken: 'We are concerned'

    GRANVILLE – The Putnam County School Board heard from Superintendent Jay McCracken in regards to Illinois Senate Bill 16 at its October meeting held a ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Former Granville attorney arrested

    GRANVILLE — Peru lawyer and former Granville Village Attorney Charles William Helmig III was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled subs ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PCCC Fall Fling is Nov. 1

    STANDARD — The annual Fall Fling at the Putnam County Community Center is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the center at 128 First St. in S ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Mark shopping for insurance

    MARK — The Mark Village Board is in the process of looking for insurance for the village and employees. Mike Gonet of Gonet-Opper Insurance presented ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • JV beats Serena

    Left, PC’s Presley Hatton shots the ball across the net during the first game against the Serena Lady Cornhuskers JV team at R.M. Germano Gym last wee ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Lady Panthers split matches

    GRANVILLE – The Putnam County Lady Panthers played their last two home games of the season before cruising into the Illinois High School Association ( ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Cross country competes in invitational

    PEORIA HEIGHTS — The Panthers participated in the Peoria Heights Invitational. The young squad placed 36 out of 57 teams.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PC runners compete in regional

    PERU — The Putnam County Cross Country squad ran in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Regional cross country tournament last weekend and ran ...
    Oct. 28, 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
  • Michael Hamilton

    HENRY — Michael O. Hamilton, 53, of Henry died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Hennepin. Michael was born ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:07 am
  • 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
  • Knights of Columbus councils make donation

    Recently, the Knights of Columbus Councils in Bureau, LaSalle and Putnam counties raised $7,750 for the Abigail Women's Clinic. That was matched by th ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Donate blood and win

    PEORIA — The American Red Cross will be sponsoring a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 31 at Putnam County High School, 402 E. Silverspoon Ave. i ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Cast announced for 'Rainmaker'

    LASALLE — Stage 212 brings a classic to the stage with the fall 2014 production of “The Rainmaker.” N. Richard Nash’s comedy centers on Lizzie Curry, ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Toys in the Pantry will hold fundraiser Nov. 2

    MARK – Toys in the Pantry will hold its only yearly fundraiser, a pork chop dinner, from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Clover Club in Mark.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Shopping trip planned

    STANDARD — The Standard Women's Auxiliary has planned a bus trip to the Stafford Square Mall for Nov. 16.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom announces local grant

    BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) program has announced Marshall-Putnam Extension AITC is funded $7,801 for the 2014-15 s ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Photo contest winners announced

    UTICA — Winners have been announced for Starved Rock Lodge Photography Club’s recent photo contest.B ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PCHS to host veterans assembly

    GRANVILLE – The public and all military veterans and spouses are invited to Putnam County High School Veterans Day observance at 9 a.m. Nov. 11.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Sacred Heart to host Nov. 9 breakfast

    Sacred Heart Church sausage makers Jody Piccinelli (from left), Ed Lapuh, Chuck Loebach Sr. and Mike O’Sullivan are getting ready for their annual pan ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Putnam County Schools menus Nov. 3-7

    Breakfast Nov. 3 — Pigs in a blanket or cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Nov. 4 — Cereal bar or cereal, s ...
    Oct. 28, 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 ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Food Court

    Apples are so plentiful right now, that it’s a good time to come up with some great desserts or salads using up the bounty.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 3:59 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
  • Event highlights iFiber network

    OGLESBY — Illinois Fiber Resources Group (iFiber) partners were joined by legislators, state officials, local mayors, community anchor institutions (C ...
    Oct. 28, 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