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  • On the street

    What is your favorite dessert, and who makes it the best? “I will say apple pie. My mom, Debbie King ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Breathe in, breathe out, move on

    The kids are sick; the check engine light in your car is on; and the boss just handed you three days worth of work which is due tomorrow. More than li ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Eggs-citing!

    Toddlers start collecting eggs during the Easter egg hunt in McNabb on April 12. The hunt was sponsored by the village of McNabb, McNabb Fire Departme ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • The Wild West: Illinois?

    GRANVILLE — When one thinks of desperadoes or outlaws, the mind conjures images of the American Southwest with men like Frank and Jesse James or Billy ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Hennepin Park District holds Easter egg hunt

    Beau Maggi with help from his mom, Amber Maggi, hunt for Easter eggs during the annual Hennepin Park District Easter egg hunt on April 16.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Smoking in the park?

    GRANVILLE — The Granville Village Board met the Putnam County Health Department and the Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA) halfway at ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • County OKs courthouse repairs

    HENNEPIN — With the final estimates being lower than earlier anticipated, the Putnam County Board approved a four-year project to repair structural pr ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Deck Scholarships are awarded at Hennepin Village Board meeting

    HENNEPIN — The Hennepin Village Board started its April 16 meeting by announcing the winners of the Deck Scholarships. The scholarships are subsidized ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Mark passes Motor Fuel Tax resolution

    MARK — The Mark Village Board reviewed the proposed Motor Fuel Tax resolution at its meeting on April 15. A fuel tax is an excise tax imposed on the s ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Not hog-wild about pig farm

    WENONA — A crowd of more than 300 people filled the Wenona Fieldcrest School April 17 to express their views on a proposed corporate hog farm planned ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Dolphins compete in regional swim meet

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphins competed in their final meet of the year, the Midwest Regional Swim Meet April 5 and 6 at the U ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Pavlovich to fly like an Eagle for IVCC

    GRANVILLE – Illinois Valley Community College women’s basketball coach Tom Ptak has had his eye on Daniela Pavlovich for a long time. Ptak notes that ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Harold Fay will play for IVCC

    GRANVILLE — April 8 started a new chapter in Harold Fay’s life. The Putnam County High School senior signed a letter of intent to play basketball next ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Panthers beat conference foe twice

    GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Panthers put two wins in the record books over Tri-County Conference foe the Roanoke-Benson Rockets.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Lady Panthers score conference wins

    GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Lady Panthers notched two conference wins this week playing the Lowpoint-Washburn/Roanoke Benson varsity softball team o ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Lady Panthers show well

    SPRING VALLEY — The small, but talented Putnam County Lady Panthers participated at the Rollie Morris track meet on April 19. The team made an excelle ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • 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 - 11:00 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 - 11:00 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
  • Brenda O'Brien

    PEORIA — Brenda Elizabeth O’Brien, 55, of Peoria died Saturday, April 19, 2014. at Heartland Health Care in Peoria.
    April 24, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Donald 'Butch' Johnson

    SPARLAND — Donald L. “Butch” Johnson, 72, of rural Sparland died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20, at his residence.
    April 21, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Marie Drennen

    GRANVILLE — Marie Dean Drennen, 92, of Granville passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her residence.
    April 21, 2014 - 8:17 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
  • 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 22, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • St. John’s plans salad luncheon on May 1

    PERU — St. John’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Shooting Park Road and Peoria Street in Peru, will hold its annual salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • BCGS to feature cemetery restoration topic

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogy Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Society library, 629 S. Main St. in Princeton. The topic of the pr ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Cinco de Mayo taco sale

    GRANVILLE — The Sacred Heart Altar Society will have a taco sale fundraiser on May 4.Tacos are three ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Zonta to hold art show

    PERU — The Zonta Club of LaSalle-Peru is having an art show from 2 to 5 p.m. April 27 at MarkAllen’s American Kitchen, 1402 Peoria St., Peru. Tickets ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Human trafficking awareness in Hennepin

    HENNEPIN — From 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 30, the United Methodist Church in Hennepin will host an evening of awareness on human trafficking. There is an e ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • American Legion has flags for sale

    GRANVILLE — The Granville American Legion has American flags available for purchase. There are two kinds available — a 3-by-5-foot flag or a 3-by-5-fo ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • PC Library receives $5,000 grant

    SPRINGFIELD — Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded more than $670,000 in Another Back to Books grants to 159 libraries to ac ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Putnam County Schools April 28 - May 2

    Breakfast April 28 — Whole grain waffle with syrup or cereal, fruit, juice, milk. April 29 — Cereal ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Library Corner April 23

    Magnolia — Magnolia Branch Library will have homework hour from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year. Children have the op ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • At a loss for words

    As I waited for my meal to be delivered in a local restaurant, I couldn’t help but notice the older gentleman sitting across from me. Though his face ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Corruption by Colbert?

    A suggestion for Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck and anyone else making a big deal about the hiring of Stephen Colbert to replace David Lette ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Putnam County Elementary Incorporates Life Skills

    The Bureau and Putnam County Health Department (BPCHD) would like to thank Putnam County Elementary School for its completion of the Life Skills Train ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:16 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 - 11:55 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 - 12:03 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
  • Soil moisture levels high across Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN - Soil moisture levels in Illinois are high in the middle of April, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring ( ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Agricultural summary April 23

    Severe storms and heavy rainfall continued throughout the state last week. Activities included anhyd ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Legislators in the barnyard

    Some countries don’t like the way U.S. farmers operate. For example, both the European Union and China ban a variety of genetically modified crops gro ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • 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 - 12:15 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