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  • Princeton DAR becomes commemorative partner

    PRINCETON — The Princeton-Illinois chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has become a commemorative pa ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Schaack still helping others

    BARRINGTON — There comes a time in everyone’s life when you slow down and take it easy, kick back in your chair and enjoy the freedom of res ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Megan Wiesbrock wins contest

    Lostant School’s Megan Wiesbrock competed in the Prairie Conference free throw contest on Oct. 15. The Prairie Conference was held at Dimmic ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • First Person — Rob Polacek

    City: Normal. Where did you grow up: Hinsdale. Pets: None. Occupation: Tonica Grade School IT Support. What is the last song you listened to ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Lostant students study cells

    LOSTANT — On Sept. 26, Danell Mertes was a guest speaker in the third- and fourth-grade science class at Lostant Grade School. The students ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • 'Welcome back to Lostant'

    On Sept. 24, the Lostant Grade School Student Council held a “Welcome back to Lostant” activity. During ninth hour, the students were able t ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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  • First Person — Rob Polacek

    City: Normal. Where did you grow up: Hinsdale. Pets: None. Occupation: Tonica Grade School IT Suppor ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Meeting Calendar Oct. 20-22

    Oct. 20 Tonica Village Board, 7 p.m., Tonica Village Hall. Oct. 22 Lostant Grade School Board, 6 p. ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Good behavior has its rewards

    As part of a rewards assembly at Tonica Grade School last week, the students, all participants in the TGS Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • The price of a hot lunch?

    TONICA — Faced with more than $100,000 in red ink this fiscal year and the possibility of losing more state funding due to pending state legislation, ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Schaack still helping others

    BARRINGTON — There comes a time in everyone’s life when you slow down and take it easy, kick back in your chair and enjoy the freedom of responsibilit ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Red ink mars Tonica audit

    TONICA — The audit was clean, but the financial prospects are dim. That was the news delivered to the Tonica Village Board at its meeting Oct. 20 by a ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Are you ready for Halloween?

    Are you ready for Halloween? This home at 105 Marshall St. in Lostant looks ready for the oncoming trick-or-treaters who will be visiting on Oct. 31.
    Oct. 23, 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. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • LGS students map the cells

    Ethan Phillips displays his giant cell from science class and Sydney Miller reviews her giant diagrammed cell. The fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade st ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • What kind of weather will we have this winter?

    Wondering how brutal this winter will be? According to popular folklore, you just need to step outside and look for some indicators.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Seth Foote

    BARTLETT — Seth Daniel Foote of Bartlett, born Oct. 15, 2012, went home to be with Jesus, just two days before his second birthday.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:40 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
  • Lois Swift

    TONICA — Lois E. Swift, 89, of Tonica died at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Manor Court of Peru.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • Library corner

    LaSalle Public Library Preschool story time express – 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 28. Especially for childr ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Tonica Grade School menu Oct. 27-31

    Breakfast Oct. 27 – Oatmeal with dried fruit, chocolate chips or brown sugar, cereal, yogurt or toas ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Princeton DAR becomes commemorative partner

    PRINCETON — The Princeton-Illinois chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has become a commemorative partner with ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Lostant Grade School Menu Oct. 27-31

    Breakfast Oct. 27 — Biscuits and gravy, yogurt, cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Oct. 28 — English muffin ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Easter Seals prepares for Festival of Trees

    UTICA — The Easter Seals of LaSalle and Bureau counties will hold its second annual Festival of Trees presented by U.S. Silica from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. N ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • St. Paul chili/soup supper is Oct. 26

    LEONORE — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Leonore is having its annual chili/soup supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the church basement. The cost ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • LPHS to administer EXPLORE test on Nov. 8

    LASALLE — LaSalle-Peru Township High School (LPHS) will be administering the EXPLORE test to all eighth-graders planning to attend LPHS next fall. The ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Birth — Coons-Anderson

    Devin Anderson and Abigail Coons of Tonica are the parents of a son, Jayden Michael, born Oct. 12 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weig ...
    Oct. 23, 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. 24, 2014 - 3:29 pm
  • Megan Wiesbrock wins contest

    Lostant School’s Megan Wiesbrock competed in the Prairie Conference free throw contest on Oct. 15. The Prairie Conference was held at Dimmick School t ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Bye-bye quality education

    Say goodbye to the quality of education for your children. In Illinois, it's as endangered as the dodo bird; yes, that means barring a sudden rise of ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Fall-ing into memories

    My grandfather was a fairly stoic man. Of German decent, his heritage taught him strict work ethics, and he worked tirelessly throughout his entire li ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • We have to start talking about domestic violence

    A few weeks ago, I covered my first domestic violence awareness event hosted by Freedom House.I can ...
    Oct. 16, 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. 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Civil War? What Civil War?

    “History is written by the victors.” Winston Churchill (rumored, not proven).I used to believe that ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 4:00 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. 2, 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. 2, 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
  • Ag Summary Oct. 24

    Three weeks of wet conditions have left the ground saturated in parts of the state. Limited harvest of corn and soybeans occurred last week, however ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • 40 under Forty Class of 2014

    On Oct. 2, the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014 was recognized during a ceremony at the Deer Park Country Club. About 140 people attended the reception. T ...
    Oct. 23, 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. 16, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Decker celebrates 25 years at ISB

    OGLESBY — Jolene Decker is celebrating 25 years at Illini State Bank this month. The bank is encouraging customers to celebrate this accomplishment wi ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Ag Summary Oct. 3

    Warm, dry conditions last week allowed farmers 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Activities included cutting hay and harvesting corn, soybeans and sorg ...
    Oct. 2, 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