Local News – 7/22/17

July 22nd, 2017

*Convoy Against Cancer

The city of Ladd is set to host the ‘Convoy Against Cancer’ big truck show. The event will take place today on Route 89 from 10 until 3. Several makes and models of new and restored pickup trucks will be on display. There will be antique and restored farm tractors displayed as well. In addition to the showcased vehicles there will be food vendors, music, door prizes, raffles and 50/50 drawings. The event is open to the public and admission is free. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For life.


*Princeton Community Band Concert

The Princeton Community Band is set to perform at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton at 6:00 tomorrow evening. Admission for the concert is free and lawn chairs are suggested. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase by the Princeton Lions Clubs.


*Perry Memorial Schedule of Events

Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton has a week of events scheduled. On Wednesday evening the pink ribbon club will meet in the Park Avenue Café in the hospital at 5:30. Call 815-220-0342 to register for the event. The hospital will host a free senior wellness program at the Bureau County Senior Center in Princeton on Thursday morning at 10:30.


*IVCC Free Volunteer Tutor Training

The Adult Education Community Tutoring Program at Illinois Valley Community College will conduct free volunteer tutor training from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday in room CTC221. Volunteers must have a desire to work with adult learners and be willing to tutor two-to-three hours each week. Teaching experience is not necessary. However, 10 hours of training through the Community Tutoring Program is required. To register for the training sessions call (815) 224-0479.


Local News – 7/21/17

July 21st, 2017

*Lunch in the Park

Lunch is the park takes place today at Soldiers and sailors Park in Princeton. Lunch will be served from 11 until 1 by MOPS and the baked goods will be provided by People Church Youth.


*Princeton Public Library Schedule

The Princeton Public Library has released its schedule of events for the week. There will be a summer reading program on Monday afternoon at 2:30 and movie night is at 6:30. The youth services story time and craft will begin at 10:30 on Tuesday morning and there will be a summer reading program at 2:30. There will also be a music jam on Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. On Wednesday the summer reading program begins at 2:30. There will be summer reading workshops on Thursday at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm and the summer reading workshops on Friday will take place at 2:30 and 4:00.


*Weekend Events at Starved Rock

The Starved Rock Lodge and Conference center have a weekend of events planned. Today (7/22/17) there will be a land and water cruise at 11, the historic trolley tour will run at 3 and there will be live music by the Double Dave Trio on the veranda this evening from 8 until 11. Tomorrow (7/23/17) the visit a canyon tour will take place at 10 and 12:30 and the take a hike and lunch is at 11. The historic trolley tour will take place at 3:00 and there will be live music on the veranda from 8 until 11. On Sunday (7/24/17) brunch is from 10:30 am until 3 pm, the visit a canyon tour is at 10 and the take a hike and lunch will be held at 11:00. The historic trolley tours run at noon, 1:30 and 3:00.

Bureau County Sheriff Is Asking For Your Help – 7/20/17

July 20th, 2017

Bureau County Sheriff Is Asking For Your Help

The Bureau County Sheriff is asking for your help in catching whoever is throwing metal screws on the roadway at County Road 1500 North just west of Hollowayville. Sheriff Jim Reed says the gravel road extends west of Hollowayville to Route 6. He says someone has been putting screws on the road, causing damage to vehicle tires. The Sheriff’s Office has taken 2 reports of damage so far. Reed says after initial complaints were received, the road was cleaned off. However, local residents are still finding screws on the roadway. If you have any information regarding the incidents, Sheriff Reed asks you to call his office at 815-875-3344. If you want to remain anonymous, he says you can call in your information to Bureau Putnam County CrimeStoppers at 800-939-6929. A reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrests of those responsible.

Bureau County 4-H Fair opens 4-day run today – 7/20/17

July 20th, 2017

Bureau County 4-H Fair opens 4-day run today

The 4-H Fair is getting into full swing today at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton, featuring projects by area kids ages five through 18. Judging has already begun for the many projects that will be displayed in the exhibit halls this weekend. The fair features countless exhibits in addition to livestock judging, a dog show, cat show, fashion review, and arts and crafts. Highlights include Saturday afternoon’s Sale of Champions. The fair runs through Sunday. Admission is free. WZOE-AM 1490 will be broadcasting on-location at the 4-H Fair between 1 and 4 this afternoon.

7th Annual Z-Tour Bike Ride Deemed a Success

July 19th, 2017

If you spent some time riding your bicycle this past weekend as part of the Z-Tour in Princeton, you had plenty of company. Organizers are deeming the 7th annual event a success.  Z-Tour Coordinator Brian Church says at least 771 cyclists registered for the ride. He says participation has increased each year for the event, which is always held on the third Saturday in July. Church says in just 7 years Z-Tour has become a premier cycling event. Money raised from Z-Tour goes to the Zearing Child Enrichment Center in Princeton, a not-for-profit child care center.