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  • Lessons on eating healthy

    LOSTANT — On Sept. 15, Diane McCurdy visited Amy Roach’s first- and second-grade class. She is from the University of Illinois Extension Off ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • First person — Hailee Wiesbrock

    City: Tonica. Where did you grow up: LaSalle. Family: My brother Brandon Clancy in Delaware; grandmother JoAnne Milby in LaSalle; my husband ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Voiture holds scholarship dinner

    Voiture Locale 375 of LaSalle County 40/8 held its annual Nurses Training Scholarship Dinner at the Oglesby American Legion Post 237 in Ogle ...
    Sept. 25, 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 ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • First Person — Kyle Enervold

    Name: Kyle Enervold City: Morris. Where did you grow up: Morris. Family: Parents — Missy and Eric Enervold; fiance — Jessica Shaw; two broth ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Cavalier 5K helps freshmen acclimate

    LASALLE — The second annual LP Cavalier 5K Run/Walk will help kick off L-P High School Homecoming 2014 on Sept. 28. All proceeds benefit the ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:01 pm
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  • How do you curb distractions during family time?

    If you’re like jazz trombonist and music producer Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of the acclaimed Marsalis family from New Orleans, you appreciate the “o ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • BBB issues 'Granny Scam' advisory

    CHICAGO — Many scams and schemes run by con artists are cyclical in that they come and go. Sometimes it's every few months, or following a natural dis ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • BBB issues alert to all Northern Illinois school districts

    CHICAGO — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is alerting school districts across Northern Illinois about a school supply billing scam.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Petitions now circulating for IVCC Board elections

    OGLESBY — Candidates for the Illinois Valley Community College Board of Trustees election on April 7 can now start circulating petitions. Opening day ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Young children: How important is reading?

    LOSTANT — The Lostant Public Library offers a fun program for children, ages birth through 3. Lapsits/Library Time is held every Tuesday from 10 to 10 ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Red ink unavoidable at Tonica Grade School

    TONICA — Tonica Grade School is feeling the same budget crunch other schools in the area are. School board members reluctantly passed a 2014-15 budget ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • LGS will operate in the red for 2014-15

    LOSTANT — The Lostant Grade School Board approved its 2014-15 district budget at its Sept. 17 meeting, although not without hesitation. The budget sho ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • First person — Hailee Wiesbrock

    City: Tonica. Where did you grow up: LaSalle. Family: My brother Brandon Clancy in Delaware; grandmo ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Positive behavior at work at TGS

    Sophia Winebrinner (left), kindergarten teacher Trudy Forkner and Aubrey Wever review potential rewards from the Tonica Grade School Positive Behavior ...
    Sept. 25, 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. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • William Kays

    FINCASTLE, Va. — William Robert Kays, 87, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Fincastle, Va.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • Bridges Senior Center Sept. 29-30

    Sept. 29 — 9 a.m., Tai Chi; 10 a.m., sewing circle; 10:30 a.m., AARP Council; 12:45 p.m., Bingo; 1:30 p.m., open cards.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Putnam County Community Center menus Sept. 29-30

    Sept. 29 — Chicken and dumplings, peas and carrots, gelatin salad, apple juice, wheat bread. Sept. 3 ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Voiture holds scholarship dinner

    Voiture Locale 375 of LaSalle County 40/8 held its annual Nurses Training Scholarship Dinner at the Oglesby American Legion Post 237 in Oglesby on Aug ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • ‘A Christmas Carol’ performances planned for Dec. 13 in Streator

    STREATOR — Community Players of Streator Inc. has announced Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will be presented on Dec. 13. Performances will be at ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Utica's inaugural Angel of HopeFest is Oct.5

    UTICA — On Oct. 5, downtown Utica will play host to a legendary Chicago blues band, dozens of talented artisans and one very inspiring artist.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Lostant Grade School Sept. 29 - Oct. 3

    Breakfast Sept. 29 — Cereal bar, yogurt or toast, fruit, juice, milk. Sept. 30 — Blueberry muffin, s ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Tonica Grade School Sept. 29 - Oct. 3

    Breakfast Sept. 29 — Breakfast pizza, cereal, yogurt or toast, fruit, juice, milk. Sept. 30 — Pancak ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Library corner Sept. 26

    LaSalle Public Library At 4 p.m. on Oct. 6 the LaSalle Public Library will host Teen Read. The book ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Lessons on eating healthy

    LOSTANT — On Sept. 15, Diane McCurdy visited Amy Roach’s first- and second-grade class. She is from the University of Illinois Extension Office and pe ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Ultrasound donated to women's clinic

    MENDOTA — A new $15,500 portable ultrasound machine has been purchased for the Mendota Abigail Women’s Clinic (AWC) through a joint venture of the are ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Just another manic morning

    Let me just start by saying I’ve had a good share of birthdays. While I will be eternally grateful for every birthday I have, many of you will underst ...
    Sept. 25, 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. 25, 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. 18, 2014 - 4:00 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. 11, 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. 12, 2014 - 2:37 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. 4, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Out-standing in our field

    I tend to be a creature of habit. In other words, I seldom stray too far from my basic routine, especially when it comes to the mundane tasks in my wo ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Searching for the right word

    I have heard several news reports through various media outlets recently about some new words being officially added to our vocabulary. Evidently both ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Is it race or rage?

    July 2 marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The legislation is considered a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    We all have a long list of reasons to be grateful. In fact, it is suggested we occasionally remind ourselves of those reasons. Good mental health and ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Ag Summary Sept. 21

    Producers continued with corn harvest last week, however progress remains behind normal. There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week endin ...
    Sept. 25, 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
  • 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. 11, 2014 - 4:00 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. 11, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Bringing Cajun to McNabb

    MCNABB — It's more than 850 miles from McNabb to Lake Catherine, La., on the east end of New Orleans — just a touch more than 14 hours. It sits on the ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • 2014 end of August crop evaluation

    As we near September, our 2014 corn and soybean crop appear to be taking a leisurely trip to maturity.
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Endocrinologist joins IVCH medical staff

    PERU — A board-certified endocrinologist is joining the Illinois Valley Community Hospital medical staff.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Local entrepreneurs create economic development initiative

    Starved Rock Country Alliance, a group of local entrepreneurs, has launched a new initiative to promote economic development in the upper Illinois Val ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Illini State Bank in Tonica celebrates 100 years

    TONICA — The Illini State Bank has announced its Tonica facility is celebrating its 100th year anniversary of providing services to the local communit ...
    Aug. 21, 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.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:00 pm