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  • 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
  • The changing of the board

    Jackie Wilson (left) and Megan Wiesbrock work on using the pulley system to lower the scoreboard down where they can update names of their o ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • This bug's a gas

    Suzanne Shafer-Wilson of Lostant shared a photo of her propane tank which she recently painted. ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • LGS hosts repair work

    Brandon Staker of Walnut reviews equipment in the energy seal insulation and roofing truck. The company was making repairs over the locker r ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Fike family donates $5,000 to Tonica Cemetery Association

    TONICA — Look for the roads in Fairview Cemetery to be upgraded thanks to a local family’s generosity. The Donald E. Fike Family Foundation ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:01 pm
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  • Fike family donates $5,000 to Tonica Cemetery Association

    TONICA — Look for the roads in Fairview Cemetery to be upgraded thanks to a local family’s generosity. The Donald E. Fike Family Foundation recently d ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • No cases of EV-D68 reported locally

    OTTAWA — So far, LaSalle County has apparently been spared the respiratory virus that’s sweeping through the state. Illinois is among 12 states report ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • The changing of the board

    Jackie Wilson (left) and Megan Wiesbrock work on using the pulley system to lower the scoreboard down where they can update names of their opponents. ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Lostant Library and BEST

    LOSTANT — The Lostant Library has had an additional smiling face around this past summer and into early fall. Michael Templeton of Lostant has been em ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:01 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 L-P Link ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Intersection still a problem

    TONICA — The intersection at Route 251 and Ray Richardson Road was under discussion again at the Tonica Board meeting on Sept. 15 due to clarification ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Lostant sets dog registration day

    LOSTANT — Lostant will hold its dog registration day from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 25. While all dogs ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • IVCC Board petitions

    OGLESBY — The first day candidates can circulate petitions for signatures for two, six-year terms in the April 7 Illinois Valley Community College Boa ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • First Person — Kyle Enervold

    Name: Kyle Enervold City: Morris. Where did you grow up: Morris. Family: Parents — Missy and Eric En ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Two-vehicle accident in Tonica

    TONICA — A two-vehicle accident on Route 251 and N. 20th Road in Tonica at 6:22 p.m. on Sept. 15 blocked traffic for more than an hour.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • 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
  • Eileen Dilts

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Grace Eileen Dilts passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.Eileen was b ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Russell 'Coonie' Alleman Jr.

    TONICA — Russell “Coonie” Alleman Jr., 87, of Tonica died Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Unity Point Health at Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
    July 15, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Duane Huss

    OCALA, Fla. — Duane D. Huss, 78, of Ocala, Fla., passed away peacefully at the Legacy House Hospice in Ocala, Fla., on Thursday, June 19, 2014, from t ...
    July 14, 2014 - 2:40 pm
  • Albert Cook

    MUSTANG, Okla. — Albert J. Cook of Mustang, Okla., died at Mercy Hospital on Tuesday July 8, 2014. H ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • This bug's a gas

    Suzanne Shafer-Wilson of Lostant shared a photo of her propane tank which she recently painted. ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Bridges Senior Center Activities

    Sept. 22 — 9 a.m., Tai Chi; 10 a.m., sewing circle; noon, potluck and Fall Prevention Awareness; 12:45 p.m., bingo; 1:30 p.m., open cards.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Putnam County Community Center menus

    Sept. 22 — Beef stew with potatoes, butter beans, sliced peaches, dinner roll.Sept. 23 — Tuna casser ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Blood drive at IVCC Sept. 25

    Sept. 25 — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 25 at Illinois Valley Community College, 815 N. Orlando Smith ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Dickens’ classic story to be presented 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. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Alzheimer's support group to meet

    PERU — The Alzheimer's Caring Friends support group for caregivers, family and friends will have a meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Red Cross offi ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • LGS hosts repair work

    Brandon Staker of Walnut reviews equipment in the energy seal insulation and roofing truck. The company was making repairs over the locker room area o ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Lostant Grade School Menus

    Breakfast Sept. 22 — English muffin, sausage patty, cereal, yogurt or toast, fruit, juice, milk. Sep ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Tonica Grade School Menus

    Breakfast Sept. 22 — Ham, egg and cheese muffin, cereal, yogurt or toast, fruit, juice, milk. Sept. ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Blood drive set for Oct. 6

    TONICA — Illini State Bank will host a community blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Tonica United Methodist Church. For more information, or t ...
    Sept. 18, 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 - 2:38 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
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: The following is another column in the ongoing series by former BCR Staff Writer Barb Kromphardt and her battle with breast cancer.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Our own personal casting call

    Want something impressive? Watch Batman.Want something even more impressive? Going from 121 pounds o ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 3:00 pm