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Jul
4
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Jul 4 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

“CATS” @ Mendota Township High School @ Mendota Township High School
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm

The record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages is coming to Mendota!

Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” this wonderfully imaginative show features breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theatre- “Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

Performances:
Friday, August 4th, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 5th, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 6th, 2 p.m.
Mendota Township High School

For tickets call Sports n Stuff at 815-539-6354

Jul
5
Wed
IVCC women’s basketball team – annual basketball camp @ IVCC Gym
Jul 5 @ 12:00 am

The Illinois Valley Community College women’s basketball team will host its annual basketball camp Monday through Thursday July 10-13 in the gym.

Camp for third to fifth graders will meet 9 to 11 a.m.; sixth through eighth graders meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.and ninth through twelfth from 2 to 4 p.m.

Head coach Tom Ptak and his players will work with grade school participants on fundamentals, passing, dribbling, shooting and learning the game. High school participants will work on skill development, post work, shooting, footwork, moving without the ball and screen and roll.

Pre-registration is required. Registration is strongly encouraged by July 5. Cost of the camp is $50 per player and includes a camp T-shirt. Campers may bring their own basketball.

To register, contact Ptak at (815) 228-3491 or the athletic department at (815) 224-0472.

Jul
6
Thu
Covered Bridge Quilters Guild – July meeting @ First Presbyterian Church
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm

Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet Thursday July 6th at  6:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church 320 Park Ave. East in Princeton. Parking off Euclid Ave. There will be a Salad Luncheon. Members bring salad of their choice. Guests and New Members Always Welcome.

Jul
7
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Jul
13
Thu
Sheffield Homecoming Reunion
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day

The Sheffield Historical Society invites all area residents to the Sheffield Homecoming Reunion from Thursday, July 13 through Saturday, July 15 at West Park in Sheffield. Carnival rides will kick off the events beginning on Thursday. Carnival food will also be available. Two free concerts will be held – Vince Gelsomino and LEGENZ will perform iconic music from legendary musicians from the 40’s through the 80’s including classic rock and roll on Friday from 7:30 – 9:30 pm and American English, a Beatles tribute band, will perform on Saturday, July 15 from 8 – 10 pm. Attendees will also be able to view a new Homecoming Room in the museum from noon to 7 pm. Bring your lawn chairs. No alcohol allowed in the park.

Jul
14
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Lunch in the Park – Princeton @ Soldiers & Sailors Park
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This week lunch will be provided by Princeton Lions Club
Baked goods provided by Princeton Optimist Club

Jul
16
Sun
LaMoille Lions Club – All you can eat Breakfast @ LaMoille Lions Club
Jul 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

All you can eat Breakfast @ LaMoille Lions Club 308 Howard St. LaMoille on Sunday, July 16th,  from  8 am to 12:30 pm. Serving Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Ham, Orange Juice, Milk, Coffee, Toast.

$7.00 Adults, $5.00 Children 5 to 10, Free for Children 4 yrs. and under.

All Proceeds Support: La Moille Athletic Boosters

Friends of the Canal – July “Hike the Canal” outing
Jul 16 @ 1:30 pm
The Friends of the Canal are holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, July 16.
This months’ hike will be on the feeder canal from Bridge 59 to Bridge 56. The hike is 3.8 miles in length and it has been named the “Red Tail Hawk”.
We will meet at Bridge 56 at 1:30pm from there we will be shuttled to Bridge 59 to begin our hike. Bridge 56 is on Route 92 four miles west of Route 40. Route 92 is 13 miles south of Rock Falls on Route 40 or 12 miles north of I80, Exit 45 on Route 40.
The monthly hikes were developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity for everyone to get to know the Canal personally by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi (including the Feeder Canal) in small legs.
You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes. There is no fee for the hikes. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend. We ask that you dress weather appropriately.
For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at:
or log on to our website at: www.friends-hennepin-canal.org
Next hike: August 20
Hike route: Bridge 34 to Bridge 37 Length: 3.5 miles
Meet at: IL. Rt. 82 (Geneseo Campground) Hike name: Woodcock
Jul
18
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Jul 18 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Jul
19
Wed
Walnut United Methodist Church – “Open Table” @ Walnut United Methodist Church
Jul 19 @ 5:00 am – 6:30 am

The next OPEN TABLE will be Wednesday, July 19th, serving from 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The menu will be Grilled Butterfly Pork Chops, Baked Beans, Big House Salad and Jello Cake.

The Open Table is a free meal prepared and provided as a gift from the Walnut United Methodist Church to the Walnut Community.
There is ample parking by the Jackson St. entrance.  For those who need it, there is an elevator on the east side of the building (facing the fire station).
Meals are served on the third Wednesday of each month. The church hopes to serve people of all ages and all walks of life.  You do not need to be a member of the WUMC.   Everyone in Walnut is invited to attend not only for the physical nourishment found of the meal, but the nourishment of community fellowship.  Be sure to invite your neighbor.
For more information, contact the Walnut United Methodist Church at 815-379-2494.

Jul
20
Thu
Chicken Family Style Dinner – LaMoille Lions Club @ LaMoille Lions Club
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Menu: Chicken, fries, pasta, salad, bread & butter, dessert

$9 for Adults, $4.50 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under

Jul
21
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Spring Valley Boat Club – Chicken Dinner @ Spring Valley Boat Club
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ahoy Matey! Friday July 21, the Club will be serving family style chicken from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This includes chicken, spaghetti, coleslaw, and bread at a cost of $9.00 per person.

Jul
22
Sat
“Convoy Against Cancer” BIG Truck Show
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 The 2017 “Convoy Against Cancer” BIG Truck Show returns to Rte. 89/Main Street in Ladd, Illinois on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All makes and models of new and restored, BIG trucks and pick-up trucks will be on display. Antique and restored farm tractors are also invited to the show this year. All entrants receive a dash plaque. Registration is a donation to the American Cancer Society. Free admission, food, music, door prizes, raffles and a 50/50 drawing will be part of the show. For entry and general information call (815)488-8245. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

Free Southern Gospel Concert @ Bureau Valley Community Church @ Bureau Valley Community Church
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm

The Bureau Valley Community Church at 19126 Wyanet-Walnut Road will host Instruments of Faith Quintet, a singing group of 5 Christian men.  The concert is free.
A love offering will be accepted.  All are welcome.  The concert is at 6 p.m. on July 22nd.  Samples of the group\’s music may be heard at www.iof4.com  Hope to see you there.

Spring Valley Boat Club – Steak Fry @ Spring Valley Boat Club
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday July 22, the Club will be serving a steak dinner from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, which includes a ribeye steak, bake potato, onions & mushrooms, salad, and bread at a cost of $17.00 per person. At 9:00 pm on Saturday, live music is being performed by “She’s a Maybe”. Buffet style breakfast available Sunday morning.

Jul
23
Sun
TABITHA PETERS BENEFIT @ The People’s Church @ The People's Church
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Subject: TABITHA PETERS BENEFIT
Message: Sunday July 23,2017 @ The People\’s Church
3525 Main St, Princeton. Noon to 3 pm.
FAMILY Fun Day. FOOD,VENDOR FAIR, GAMES, FACE PAINTING, BAKE SALE, LIVE MUSIC!

Come support Tabitha and her family as she battles syringomyeila, a rare crippling disease. She can’t work and has mounting medical expenses.

Donations- 815-878-0508

Jul
25
Tue
IVCC – free volunteer tutor training @ CTC221
Jul 25 @ 1:30 pm – Jul 27 @ 4:30 pm

The Adult Education Community Tutoring Program at Illinois Valley Community College will conduct free volunteer tutor training from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 27 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. Visiting an Adult Education classroom is an additional training component.

After completing training, volunteers have the option of tutoring in an English Language Acquisition class, an Adult Basic Education class or a High School Equivalency class. These classes follow the IVCC semester schedule in the spring and fall. One-to-one tutoring might be available during summer months.

Free online tutor training is another option for volunteers whose schedules do not allow them to participate in the July training sessions. For information on the community tutoring program, go to http://www.ivcc.edu/communitytutoring. To register for the training sessions, contact Angela Dunlap, campus and community tutoring coordinator, at (815) 224-0479.

Jul
27
Thu
Illinois Valley Democrats – July Meeting @ Spring Valley City Hall (Basement level)
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Illinois Valley Democrats will meet Thursday July 27th 2017 Spring Valley City Hall (Basement level) 7:00 P.M. Start
Meeting will start at 7:00 P.M. We will be discussing some of the structure we will use in the 2018 elections. Our Raffle tickets should be turned in at this meeting if possible if not they must be turned in at the races no later than Sunday noon. We encourage all Democrats to attend this meeting. All Democrat elect officeholders should also attend.

Jul
28
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Jul
30
Sun
St. Patrick Parish, Arlington – Annual Chicken Dinner @ Bishop Franz Hall
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

St. Patrick Parish, Arlington, will hold their Annual Chicken Dinner on Sunday, July 30. Serving is 11 am to 1 pm in Bishop Franz Hall.  The menu is fried chicken, German potato salad or French fries, applesauce, lettuce salad, homemade pie or other desserts and beverage. Adults $8.00; children 10 and under $4.00; preschool free. Tickets are purchased at the door. Carry-outs available.

Princeton Community Band – Final 2017 Summer Concert @ Soldiers and Sailors Park (across from courthouse)
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm

 

The Princeton Community Band will present their final Concert of the summer season on Sunday, July 30 in Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton at 6:00 p.m. Featured on the concert will be lyric soprano and Princeton H.S. graduate Susan Nelson from Chicago. Susan will sing Gershwin and “My Heart Will Go On” from the movie Titanic. Other selections to be performed include: “Midway March,” Carnaval In Sáo Paulo,” Colonel Bogey,” The Golden Age of Rock and Roll,” “Radetzkey March,” “Trombone Tiger Rag,” a special tribute to Don Smith, and of course some John Philip Sousa!

(In case of bad weather, concert will be moved to Pannebaker Gym at Logan Jr. High School / 302 W Central Ave, Princeton, IL 61356)

The Princeton Community Band, A Not-for Profit Corporation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Jul
31
Mon
IVCC – Wind Energy Info Session Monday @ CTC125
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Illinois Valley Community College is hosting a Wind Energy Technician Information Session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 31 in room CTC125. Check-in begins at 5:45 p.m.

Participants will learn what it takes to be a wind energy technician and experience the job first-hand with a demonstration.

Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Coordinator Susan Monroe said, “People who like working outdoors, making their own decisions, impacting company results and being part of the growing green energy movement are a good fit for this program.”

RSVP at www.ivcc.edu/infosession or call (815) 224-0480.

Aug
1
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Aug 1 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Aug
2
Wed
Princeton Elementary School District – Community Wide Preschool Screening @ Douglas School
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Princeton Elementary School District will conduct a Community Wide Preschool Screening on Wednesday, August 2 from noon -7 pm and again on Thursday, August 3 from 8 am-3 pm. These screenings will be conducted at Douglas School, 220 East LaSalle Street, Princeton.

Children must be 3 or 4 years old before September 1, 2017 to participate in this screening. During the screening, children will be assessed in the areas of Fine and Gross Motor, Learning Skills, Speech/Language, Vision & Hearing, Social Emotional and Self-Help skills.

There is no charge for this screening, but appointments are required. Please call 815-875-6075 to schedule an appointment.

Preschool Screening is required for all families who wish to have their child enrolled in the Bright Beginnings prekindergarten program. However, any family may utilize this screening as a developmental check-up.

Questions may be directed to Janet Becker at 815-875-6075.

Aug
3
Thu
Princeton Elementary School District – Community Wide Preschool Screening @ Douglas School
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Princeton Elementary School District will conduct a Community Wide Preschool Screening on Thursday, August 3 from 8 am-3 pm. These screenings will be conducted at Douglas School, 220 East LaSalle Street, Princeton.

Children must be 3 or 4 years old before September 1, 2017 to participate in this screening. During the screening, children will be assessed in the areas of Fine and Gross Motor, Learning Skills, Speech/Language, Vision & Hearing, Social Emotional and Self-Help skills.

There is no charge for this screening, but appointments are required. Please call 815-875-6075 to schedule an appointment.

Preschool Screening is required for all families who wish to have their child enrolled in the Bright Beginnings prekindergarten program. However, any family may utilize this screening as a developmental check-up.

Questions may be directed to Janet Becker at 815-875-6075.

Aug
4
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Aug
5
Sat
“Voices from Mount Bloom” – historic Mount Bloom Cemetery @ Mount Bloom Cemetery
Aug 5 all-day

On the afternoon of August 5, former residents from Tiskilwa’s colorful past will share a few of their most interesting life experiences. Ticketed performances will begin at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00, as visitors gather ‘round the gazebo on the south side of historic Mount Bloom Cemetery, atop of the bluff just west of Tiskilwa.

Specially selected local actors in period costume will portray these six citizens of the past: Shannon Cotter as Catharine Keep Bloom, the young wife and mother who was the first burial at Mt. Bloom; Ed Waca as Bill Slygh, longtime blacksmith and storyteller; Joy Schertz as Romelia Lyon Stevens, matriarch of the B.N. Stevens family and their historic home; Phil Kauffman as O.W. Battey, who founded the Battey Lumber Company in the late 1800s; and Tom and Linda Ashby as Aaron Sturges, a Revolutionary veteran, and his daughter Lydia.

In a new event for Pow Wow Days, the Tiskilwa Historical Society is presenting “Voices from Mount Bloom” in order to raise money for its newly established Building Fund. Its first project will be the renovation and restoration of the American Legion Hall as a new location for selected portions of the society’s military and country school collections.

Tickets are now on sale daily at the Tiskilwa Public Library as well as Saturdays at Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main. For this fundraiser, the society is requesting donations of $10 for adult and $5 for teens. Children 12 and under will be admitted free in the company of a ticketed adult.

For those who need a ride, BPART buses will be provided, leaving from the museum. For those driving, parking will be available in the field below the cemetery steps or the pasture just west of the cemetery. Audience members are asked not to park on the north or south side of the cemetery grounds. In case of a downpour, the three presentations will be held upstairs in the community room of the Museum on Main.

1st United Church of Christ in Sheffield “Community Coffee” @ 1st United Church of Christ in Sheffield Parish Hall
Aug 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

1st United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host their next “Community Coffee” on Saturday, August 5th,  from 8 – 10 am in the U.C.C. parish hall.

Enjoy coffee, conversation and fresh-baked cinnamon rolls!

Illinois Valley Hospice to Host “My Treasure Chest” Workshop for Children @ Illinois Valley Community Hospital office building
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

A free workshop for children ages 6 – 14 who have experienced the death of someone close to them will be offered by Illinois Valley Hospice Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Illinois Valley Community Hospital office building at 1305 6th Street in Peru.

The My Treasure Chest Workshop lets children remember their loved ones by creating their own unique treasure chest of memories, according to Lisa Casford, IV Hospice spiritual counselor and workshop director.

“We want children to know they have the right to their own unique feelings, and a right to talk about these feelings” said Casford

Casford said children will listen to stories, design their own treasure chests, sing songs, and fill out a workbook to remember their loved ones.  All materials and lunch will be provided. Children are asked to bring a picture of their loved one or any small keepsake that reminds them of the relative or friend they have lost.

For more information about and to register for the workshop, call Illinois Valley Hospice at 815-224-1307.

PCA Jr. High (D.C. Trip) – cookout @ Wyanet Locker
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

The PCA Jr. High (D.C. Trip) will host a cookout at the Wyanet Locker (218 Railroad St. ) on Saturday, August 5th from 10:30 am  – 1 pm.

Serving ribeye and butterfly chop sandwiches, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, with chips and soda.

“CATS” at Mendota High School @ Mendota Township High School
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm

The record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages is coming to Mendota!

Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” this wonderfully imaginative show features breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theatre- “Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

Performances:

Friday, August 4th, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 5th, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 6th, 2 p.m.
Mendota Township High School

For tickets call Sports n Stuff at 815-539-6354

“CATS” at Mendota High School @ Mendota Township High School
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm

The record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages is coming to Mendota!

Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” this wonderfully imaginative show features breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theatre- “Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

Performances:
Saturday, August 5th, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 6th, 2 p.m.
Mendota Township High School

For tickets call Sports n Stuff at 815-539-6354

Aug
6
Sun
“CATS” at Mendota High School @ Mendota Township High School
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm

The record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages is coming to Mendota!

Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” this wonderfully imaginative show features breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theatre- “Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

Performances:
Sunday, August 6th, 2 p.m.
Mendota Township High School

For tickets call Sports n Stuff at 815-539-6354

Aug
11
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Aug
14
Mon
IVCH Cancer Support Group Meeting – August 14 @ special procedures conference room
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s cancer support group will have its next meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, August 14, in the special procedures conference room just off the West Street lobby at IVCH.

The group, which is open to anyone in the Illinois Valley who has any type of cancer, is led by Dan Brooks, a retired teacher and cancer survivor, and the Rev. Diana Kurtz, a local minister and a member of the IVCH pastoral care department.

For more information, call the IVCH Community Outreach Department at 815-780-4618.

IVCH Live Life Group Meets August 14 @ IVCH office building
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Live Life pre- and post-transplant support group will next meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 14, in the conference room of the Illinois Valley Community Hospital office building at 1305 6th Street in Peru.

Live Life is an IVCH support group for Illinois Valley residents who have had transplant surgery or who are on waiting lists for transplants.  The group meets on the second Monday of each month.

Aug
15
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Aug 15 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Aug
18
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Aug
25
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Sep
1
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Sep 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Sep
5
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Sep 5 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Sep
8
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Sep
9
Sat
Heavenly Meditated Yoga Experience Arukah @ New Hope Outdoor Pavillion
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Free yoga flow at 9am for ages 12 and up

Healthy organic eats and treats at 10am

Get your new Fall swag and sign up for fall classes

Bring your Yoga mat, water bottle and sunscreen

All skill levels welcome, bring your friends!

Sep
15
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Sep
16
Sat
5th Annual 5K Run/Walk for SUID Awareness in Memory of Aden Lamps @ Hall High School
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am

Join us for the
5th Annual
5K Run/Walk for
SUID Awareness
In Memory of
Aden Lamps
~ All proceeds from this event will be used to
distribute sleep sacks to parents of newborns,
which will be given out at our local hospitals.

RACE FEATURES:
❏ Age Group Awards/Medals
❏ 3 Male, 3 Female awards
per Age Group
14 and under,15-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,
50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70 and over
❏ FUN RUN for Children
ages 3-7, Starts: Approx 10:15
❏ Chip Time Provided by
**Racing Expectations**
❏ 1 Mile walk ~ UNTIMED
❏ T-SHIRT for all participants
❏ Water at miles 1 & 2

Sep
19
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Sep 19 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Sep
22
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Sep
28
Thu
Illinois Valley Democrat Meeting @ Spring Valley Boat club
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm

Guest speaker Attorney Sara Dady of Rockford, Democratic Candidate for the 16th Congressional District. Also, former State Representative Andy Skoog.

Food will be provided by IV Democrats, cash bar.

Meeting starts at 7pm

Sep
29
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Oct
3
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Oct 3 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Oct
6
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Oct
13
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Oct
14
Sat
Shadows of the Blue and Grey
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

 Shadows of the Blue and Gray

The 2017 Shadows of the Blue and Gray will be held October 14th and 15th, 2017 at beautiful City County Park just north of Princeton, IL.  We are excited to be joined this year by President and Mrs. Lincoln, General Grant, General George H. Thomas and General Leonidas Polk.

Oct
15
Sun
Malden United Methodist Spaghetti Dinner
Oct 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Malden United Methodist Church will host a Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, October 15th from 4:30-6:30 at the Church, located at 324 Main Street in Malden. The menu will consist of Spaghetti and meat sauce, lettuce salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Tickets available at the door and cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and under. Carryouts available.

Oct
17
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Oct 17 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Oct
20
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Oct
26
Thu
Fall Bazaar & Supper at First Congregational Church of Bureau @ First Congregational Chuch of Bureau
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The First Congregational Church of Bureau is hosting it’s annual Fall Festival Bazaar and Supper at the church in Fellowship Hall, which is handicapped accessible.

The Bazaar, supper and bake sale begins at 4, ends at 6:30. Chicken Casserole, salads, rolls, homemade pies and desserts. $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, 5 and under are free. Tickets available at door, carryouts available.

Oct
27
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Nov
3
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Nov
4
Sat
Buda American Legion Annual Veterans Supper @ Buda Community Hall
Nov 4 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

$8 adults, $5 ages 4-12, free 3-and-under

ALL VETERANS EAT FOR FREE

Complete turkey dinner

Raffles

Good fellowship

Nov
7
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Nov 7 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Nov
8
Wed
Turkey Dinner at the Tiskilwa Community Church
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for those under age 12

Menu:  Turkey, dressing, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salads, rolls, pie and drinks.

Everyone is welcome!

Nov
10
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Nov
17
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Nov
18
Sat
Friends of Strays Bake & Christmas Sale
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Delicious Homebaked Goodies and Holiday Items

All proceeds go to the Animals at the Shelter!

Dueling for Dorothy Soup Supper & Dueling Pianos @ Lisa's Place
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Soup Summer & Windy City Dueling Pianos Show

Proceeds to benefit Dorothy DeMay battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer

4pm-6:30 – Soup Supper at Lisa’s Place on Route 6, Atkinson

7:30-10 – Windy City Dueling Pianos Show at Atkinson American Legion (doors open at 6:30)

Dueling Pianos Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Advance tickets available at Lisa’s Place in Atkinson

Raffles, 50/50 & Auctions

Nov
24
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Dec
1
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Dec
2
Sat
1st United Church of Christ Community Coffee
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

1st United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host their monthly Community Coffee in the U.C.C. Parish Hall from 8-10am. 

Featuring our famous fresh baked Cinnamon rolls! Bring a friend!

Dec
5
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Dec 5 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Dec
8
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Dec
10
Sun
Wyanet United Methodist Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt & Carol Sing
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt and Christmas Carol Sing

Sponsored by the Wyanet United Methodist Church

Scavenger Hunt begins at 6pm (prizes awarded to the first group back)

Carol sing will begin at 7pm with refreshments after.

Activities will be at the Wyanet United Methodist Church, 112 West Main St. Wyanet

Questions? Call 815-699-7238

Dec
15
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Dec
22
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Dec 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Dec
29
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Dec 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Jan
2
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Jan 2 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Jan
5
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jan 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Jan
12
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jan 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Jan
13
Sat
BC Farm Bureau Trivia Night
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm
Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation presents – Trivia Night/The Decades at the Princeton Elks Lodge
 
Jan
18
Thu
IVCC blood drive
Jan 18 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Illinois Valley Community College Red Cross Club and Student Nurses Association
along with Illini Valley Association of Realtors are sponsoring an American Red Cross (ARC)
Blood Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 in the gymnasium in response to an
emergency call for blood and platelet donations due to a severe winter blood shortage.
Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations this year, with
more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood and platelet donations to
go uncollected. This is in addition to seasonal illnesses, such as the flu, and hectic holiday
schedules collectively contributing to more than 28,000 fewer donations than what was needed in
November and December.
IVCC instructor and ARC volunteer Steve Swett said, “Donors can save up to 15 minutes
during the donation process by registering through RapidPass to select their appointment time
and fill out health history questions. They can also print or email their pass.”
Call Swett at (815) 224-0232 to make an appointment or visit
redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for information.

Hungry World Farms Presentation at the Princeton Public Library
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm

On Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. the Princeton Public Library will host a program led by the Steering Committee of Hungry World Farms of Tiskilwa. Newly established at the site of the former Plow Creek Farms, Hungry World Farms is in a vision-to-reality stage as a new non-profit organization whose mission is “seeking the well-being of all. Hungry World Farm inspires and educates people about healthy fields, food, and bodies while caring for the Earth.”

 

Andy Krabill, Brandie Lanier, Cal Zehr and Dennis Zehr will be on hand to talk about the formation of the organization and their future vision for the program. Bring your ideas of what might be added to their plans.

 

The concept of Hungry World Farm began through local conversations and a review of other farm-based ministries that teach about growing and consuming healthy food. Hungry World Farm will focus on educating people about food production, distribution, and consumption; addressing spiritual hunger in people’s’ lives; training local and international interns in farming techniques; and providing retreats for holistic growth and health.

Jan
19
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Jan
20
Sat
30th Annual IVCH Foundation Ball
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm

The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation’s 30th annual benefit ball is set for Saturday, January 20, at Celebrations 150, LaSalle.

            The event, which is the Foundation’s principal fundraiser, begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. and includes a Grand Buffet dinner (prime rib, ham and fish), dancing to the Hardesty Band, and the opportunity to win prizes by playing various games of chance.

            Reservations are $47.50 per person and can be made by calling Jheri Emmerling, Foundation secretary, at 815-780-4642.

            Elaine Buckman, vice president of the IVCH Foundation board of directors, chairs the committee that plans the ball.

Festival 56 presents Mississippi Heat
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm
Festival 56 presents Mississippi Heat – Traditional Blues with a Unique Sound
 
Jan
25
Thu
“Preserving Your Heritage”
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm
Bureau County Genealogical Society presents “Preserving your Heritage” by Penny Christman
7PM
 
Meeting of Illinois Valley Democrats @ LaSalle VFW
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meeting of the Illinois Valley Democrats, at the LaSalle VFW at 2325 Donahue & 24th St. , LaSalle.

Meeting to discuss the upcoming Primary and the candidates. Food and drink available through the VFW. All are welcome to attend.

Jan
26
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Senator Chuck Weaver Hosts Coffee Chat in Walnut
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Senator Chuck Weaver Hosts Coffee Chat in Walnut

 

WHO:             State Senator Chuck Weaver (R–Peoria) – District 37

WHAT:           Coffee Chat

WHEN:          Friday, January 26th, 2018

                        8:00am – 9:00am

WHERE:        Konz Restaurant
112 S. Main St.
Walnut, Il 61376

Senator Weaver’s coffee chat is a chance for constituents to ask questions and offer suggestions about state government. There is no set topic. The event is free and open to the public.

Jan
27
Sat
“Midnight at the Masquerade” in Princeton
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm
Folk singer Michael McDermott performs at the Princeton Coffeehouse
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm

Folk/rock musician Michael McDermott, accompanied by his wife Heather
Horton, will perform at the Princeton Coffeehouse, Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Open Prairie UCC, 25 E. Marion St., Princeton. Doors open at 7 p.m. $15
admission. Homemade desserts and fair trade coffee available.
www.theprincetoncoffeehouse.com. (815) 878-4805.

Jan
29
Mon
IVCC women’s basketball fundraiser
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s women’s basketball team is having a Rip’s Chicken
Dinner fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29 at Rip’s in Ladd.
Tickets are $10 each for dine-in or carry-out and include a quarter chicken or chicken
strips and fries. Drinks are not included.
Purchase tickets from a player, at Studio 718 (718 First St., La Salle) or at the door.
Proceeds will help cover the cost of the team’s travel wear. Call (815) 228-3491 for information.

Feb
2
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Feb 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

IVCC offers dental clinics
Feb 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s Dental Assisting Program is once again offering
dental clinics to IVCC students, staff and the community.
Screening days are Friday, Feb. 2 and 9 from 8 a.m. to noon and patients will receive a
comprehensive exam and cavity-detecting X-rays. Qualifying patients will be scheduled for a
cleaning appointment for a later date.
Free services include dental X-rays, exams, dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Basic
dental cleanings will be available for $30 and IVCC students and staff may qualify for a free
dental cleaning.
Dental Assisting Program coordinator Heather Seghi said, “Our students are excited to
start their clinics to hone their skills. Patients should have had a routine cleaning within the last
year to ensure they qualify for one in our clinic, but all interested parties may still be examined
to determine whether they qualify.
“We have outside resources for those who are unable to have the cleaning completed in
our clinic, and we are very happy to help in any way we can to ensure they receive the best care,”
she added.
Call Seghi at (815) 224-0359 or the Dental Lab at (815) 224-0227 to make a screening
appointment.

Feb
9
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

IVCC offers dental clinics
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s Dental Assisting Program is once again offering
dental clinics to IVCC students, staff and the community.
Screening days are Friday, Feb. 2 and 9 from 8 a.m. to noon and patients will receive a
comprehensive exam and cavity-detecting X-rays. Qualifying patients will be scheduled for a
cleaning appointment for a later date.
Free services include dental X-rays, exams, dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Basic
dental cleanings will be available for $30 and IVCC students and staff may qualify for a free
dental cleaning.
Dental Assisting Program coordinator Heather Seghi said, “Our students are excited to
start their clinics to hone their skills. Patients should have had a routine cleaning within the last
year to ensure they qualify for one in our clinic, but all interested parties may still be examined
to determine whether they qualify.
“We have outside resources for those who are unable to have the cleaning completed in
our clinic, and we are very happy to help in any way we can to ensure they receive the best care,”
she added.
Call Seghi at (815) 224-0359 or the Dental Lab at (815) 224-0227 to make a screening
appointment.

Feb
10
Sat
Festival 56 Trivia Night
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm
Festival 56  Trivia Night.
Feb
16
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.