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May
8
Mon
“IVCIL Rip’s Fundraiser” @ RIP’S Tavern
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

3nd Annual RIPS Chicken Fundraiser for The Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living

Monday, May 8th, 2017   5 PM to 8 PM

RIP’S Tavern 311 N Main Ave Ladd, IL

Tickets are $8.00 and include choice of quarter light chicken, quarter dark chicken or chicken strips, along with fries and bread. Carry-out’s available! There will also be a silent auction and 50/50.

Tickets are available from any staff or board member of IVCIL. Tickets will also be available at the door. Call the Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living to get your tickets now, 815-224-3126.

IVCIL is a United Way Agency Member. Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

 

Learn about Chief Black Hawk’s Link to Tiskilwa on May 8 @ Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main
May 8 @ 7:00 pm

On Monday, May 8, almost 185 years to the day after the Battle of Stillman’s Run (near Rockford) during the Black Hawk War, Jim Chevalier of Elgin will present “Tiskilwa’s Linc to the Black Hawk War.”

Jim will explain this war’s consequences in the lives of both Abraham Lincoln and the famous Sauk chief, Black Hawk.

Using video clips plus his knowledge of history, Jim will tell of Black Hawk’s late 1831 war council when the famous warrior summoned the Potawatomi and other tribes to Indiantown [now Tiskilwa] to rally support for defense of their homelands against the onslaught of European settlers.

Jim has done extensive research on Black Hawk and his efforts to preserve the territory of the Sauk, Fox, and other Native American tribes. A retired history teacher, Jim hopes someday to write a novel of two young boys who grew up as friends but were compelled to fight on opposing sides of the Black Hawk War.

Following the program, the society will provide refreshments and host a social time in the galleries. The society is presenting another program of interest for folks of all ages – from long-time history buffs to young scholars and everyone in between.

May
9
Tue
IVCC Jazz Ensemble concert on May 9 @ Cultural Centre
May 9 @ 7:30 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s Jazz Ensemble will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 in the Cultural Centre.

Directed by Brandon Czubachowski, the concert features many jazz classics including Rhapsody in Blue, Cabaret, Lady is a Tramp, Orange Colored Sky and Peter Gunn.

Czubachowski said, “Soloists are featured within the band this concert as well as our own jazz combo. Attendees can look forward to a great concert.”

May
11
Thu
Perry Memorial Hospital offers Basic Life Support Course @ Perry Memorial Hospital - White Oak Classroom
May 11 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Perry Memorial Hospital will offer the BLS course on Thursday, May 11, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the White Oak Classroom at the hospital. Instructors will train participants using the American Heart Association’s BLS certification course designed for those working in the healthcare field. The student will participate in practice sessions on manikins and then be required to perform CPR, choking rescue and use of the Automatic External Defibrillator on the adult, child and infant.   A passing score on a written exam is also required for course completion.  This course is based on the American Heart Association’s longstanding and well researched guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care. Course fee is $40 which includes the book, supplies and certification card. The deadline to register for this course is April 27. Contact Marcia Hartwig, RN, Education Coordinator, at 815-876-4449 to register.

St. Thomas More – Community Garage Sale @ St. Thomas More Church Hall
May 11 @ 4:00 pm – May 13 @ 4:00 pm

St. Thomas More Community Garage Sale

at Church Hall

Thursday May 11th 4pm-7pm

Friday May 12th 8am-4pm

Saturday May 13th 8am-4pm

Food and Snack will be For Sale as well as Ravioli’s and noodles

Bathrooms available

Tables available for sellers to rent $10 each

Princeton Elementary Schools – Third Grade Musical @ Princeton High School Auditorium
May 11 @ 6:00 pm

Princeton Elementary Schools presents this year’s third grade musical in the Princeton High School Auditorium on Thursday, May 11th, at 6 pm.  Everyone is sure to enjoy the musical celebration of oldies rock-n-roll, “Off Their Rockers”, by Jill and Michael Gallina.  For more information, please call 815-875-1164.

May
12
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
May 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.

Evangelical Covenant Church – African Children’s Choir Concert @ Evangelical Covenant Church
May 12 @ 7:00 pm

The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their
charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.
The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional
Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A
free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African
Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and
development programs.

Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children’s
Choir) works in seven African countries such as, Uganda, Kenya,
Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFL has educated over
52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through
its relief and development programs during its history. MFL purpose is
to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa, by focusing on
education.

The African Children’s Choir has had the privilege to perform before
presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England,
Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had
the honor of singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie
Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith, and other
inspirational performers!

Promotional support of this community concert is greatly appreciated.

The African Children’s Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief
organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children
today so they can help Africa tomorrow.

No tickets, donations welcome.

May
13
Sat
Bureau Valley H.S. – Plant Sale @ Bureau Valley High School Greenhouse
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

BVHS Plant Sale

April 29th, May 6th, and May 13th 8 a.m. to Noon

Location: Bureau Valley High School Greenhouse

Annuals, Perennials, Grasses, Hanging Baskets, Vegetables, & Herbs

For more information contact: Mr. Lucas Schultz at lschultz@bureauvalley.net
Mrs. Ann Ledergerber at aledergerber@bureauvalley.net
Or Call BVHS at 815-445-4004

BVHS Renaissance Program Activities on May 23 @ Bureau Valley High School
May 13 @ 8:00 am

Come take a FREE test drive in a brand new Ford to help BVHS raise up to $6,000

Prescott Brothers of Princeton is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program to the BV community. For every person who takes a test-drive in a Ford vehicle during our event being held on Saturday, May 13th from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Bureau Valley High School. In total, as much as $6,000 could be raised! The drivers must be at least 18 years of age with a valid drivers license. Test drives are limited to one per address, with each test drive lasting around 5 minutes. Drivers will be asked to fill out a short survey about their driving experience. The event will feature many vehicles from Ford’s impressive line-up. Prescott Brothers is planning on bringing at least eight vehicles, with six of them being trucks or SUVs. Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive.

At this event, funds will go toward the BVHS Renaissance Program for incentives, rewards, conferences, and more. Renaissance will also be letting drivers select one other BVHS organization or club for a portion of the $20 to be donated towards. By taking a simple, free test-drive, you can support these programs and help Bureau Valley High School in a meaningful way! “We know funding for school programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available,” said Jeff Seitz, sales manager at Prescott Brothers of Princeton. “We’re excited to raise money for the Renaissance Program and other organizations at BVHS.”

There will be many other fundraising events being held on Saturday, May 13th at BVHS as well. Science will be hosting a plant sale from 8:00 am- 12:00 pm. The FFA will be hosting a car wash, cost $5 for a wash or $7 for a wash and dry. Varsity Club will be hosting a garage sale featuring old BVHS athletic wear and VHS game tapes. Track will be hosting a pie in the face; 1 pie for $3, 2 pies for $5, and people will be able to choose the member of the track team that they would like to pie. Yearbook will be hosting a bake sale and selling old copies of BVHS yearbooks. Yearbooks between 1996-2009 will be $20 a copy and 2010-2016 will be $30 a copy.

Please mark your calendars and invite family, friends and neighbors to join in supporting Bureau Valley High School and your local community!

Benefit for Patty Puckett – Princeton Moose Lodge @ Princeton Moose Lodge
May 13 @ 5:00 pm

Benefit for Patty Puckett, who suffered a stroke in December of 2016, to help with medical expenses.

Tickets $15.00

Chicken and spaghetti dinner, “all you can eat” with sides. drink, and dessert.

Silent auction from 5-8 pm, Live auction starts at 7:30 pm.

50/50 drawing, cash bar, music and dancing

For more info:

Tamara Foster 815-915-6031

Carol Schauer 815-878-1419

Cindy Declue 815-875-4704

May
14
Sun
Baccalaureate Service for the Princeton High School Class of 2017 @ Princeton High School auditorium
May 14 @ 5:00 pm

Princeton High School Baccalaureate is May 14

PRINCETON –Bureau County Pastors are sponsoring a Baccalaureate Service for the Princeton High School Class of 2017 and for their families and friends. The Baccalaureate is Sunday, May 14, at 5 pm in the Princeton High School auditorium.

The service includes speakers from the Class of 2017, music, Bible readings and prayer as well as a keynote address from Zach Smith.  Zach is a PHS graduate, currently teaches at Logan Junior High, and is a regular volunteer with Young Life’s WyldLife program.  The Princeton High School Concert Choir will share “The Lord Bless You” at the end of the service.

The Baccalaureate is optional for students.  The Bureau County pastors hope the graduates along with their families and friends attend this time of celebration and commissioning for the Class of 2017.  Princeton High School is located at 103 South Euclid.  For more information call 815-875-2124 or 815-879-6491 or 815-915-8229 or 815-878-5874.

May
15
Mon
Illinois Valley Community College – “Director Showcase” @ Cultural Centre
May 15 @ 7:00 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Illinois Valley Community College’s student directors and their casts will present their work at “Director Showcase” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 15 in the Cultural Centre“Director Showcase”. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Students enrolled in “Directing for the Theatre,” taught by instructor Don Grant Zellmer, each picked a 20-30 minute one-act play to direct with an open call for auditions so the student directors could cast their shows. As they met to rehearse, Zellmer observed and met with them for discussion.

The class is made up of community members and students Ashley Hurst and Matt Boehm of Peru, Chad Brokaw of Princeton and Karen Lesman of La Salle.

“This course is a relatively new addition to the theatre department with the first offering just this past fall. It gives our students firsthand experience as a director of a production. It’s a great experience for them and a significant enhancement to our theatre program,” said Zellmer.

May
16
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
May 16 @ 11:00 pm

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

May
17
Wed
Princeton IL Memorial Day Services
May 17 @ 8:00 am
Princeton IL Memorial Day Services
Monday, May 29, 2017
Graveside Services:
    8:00 a.m. Oakland Cemetery
    8:20 a.m. Elm Lawn
    8:45 a.m. Dover
    9:10 a.m. Malden
Parade steps off at 10 a.m. at the north end and proceeds down Main St to Soldiers and Sailors Park.
Program at Soldier and Sailors Park at 10:45 a.m.
May
19
Fri
IVCC – CNA Instructor Train the Trainer
May 19 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Office is offering “CNA Instructor Train the Trainer” (CPD-3527-106) from Monday, June 19 through Friday, July 28.

The Trainer the Trainer and Alzheimer’s portions of this course will consist of five weeks of online instruction. Students will spend time completing readings, discussion postings, and assignments.

The Approved Evaluator Workshop Skills portion is in a face-to-face format requiring one day on campus Thursday, July 20 for skills practice and successful return demonstrations.

Cost is $599 and a textbook is required. Deadline to register for the course is Monday, June 12. Call (815) 224-0427 to register.

Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
May 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.

May
20
Sat
Kite Show in Bishop Hill @ Summer Cottage
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

On Saturday May 20th, kites of all shapes and sizes will be soaring in the skies over historic Bishop Hill. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. approximately a dozen kites, some over 40 feet long, will be flying over the Summer Cottage, located at 507 Lindstrom Street in the northeast corner of Bishop Hill. Tony and Ann Killip, from Wataga, IL, are the proud owners of these kites and have participated in twelve or more kite festivals each year.

This kite show is free and open to public, courtesy of the Summer Cottage and Our Kites Fly. The rain date will be Sunday May 21. The types of kites flown will depend on the weather conditions. For more details, call 309 927-3359.

May
23
Tue
Bureau Valley High School – sports physical clinic @ Bureau Valley High School
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A sports physical clinic will be held at Bureau Valley High School on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 for all Bureau Valley incoming seventh, eighth, sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Incoming fifth grade boys participating in JFL may also attend this clinic.  Area doctors are providing the community service for any Bureau Valley student who needs the required sports physical.  This clinic is NOT for incoming sixth grade students or incoming freshman students as they need a complete school physical.  Clinic times are as follows: Seniors arrive at 5:00pm, Juniors arrive at 5:15pm, Sophomores arrive at 5:30pm, Eighth grade arrive at 5:45pm, Seventh grade arrives at 6:00pm, Fifth grade arrives at 6:15pm.

Students need to sign up and pick up a sports physical form from the school office.  They MUST bring the completed form, including a parent’s signature and $10.00 the night of the clinic, or bring a parent with them.  Sports physical forms can also be found on the school website. Note:  IHSA and IESA rules do not recognize or accept physicals from chiropractors.

May
25
Thu
Bureau County Genealogy Society – May meeting @ Bureau County Genealogy Society library
May 25 @ 7:00 pm
   The monthly meeting of the  Bureau County Genealogy Society will occur on Thursday evening May 25 beginning at 7:00 pm at the Society library at 629 South Main in Princeton.  The program which is free and open to the public will feature as speaker Amber Lowery on the topic of maintaining your research records.  She believes in the “Rule of Three” in regards to archiving and using family history. One set stays home, one can travel with you as you research, and the third copy which is a copy of everything is kept in a safe place outside one’s home. She also will go over the set up for Google Drive, adding and backing up your data, and how to take your work on the go.
    Lowery has worked in libraries nearly 20 years, most recently as a reference assistant at Peoria Public Library, working primarily in local history and genealogy.  She has degrees in both marketing and history from Bradley University.  Come learn her tips for being organized and keeping your research secure.
    The next Saturday opening of BCGS library will be June 3 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  This is an ideal time for those still working to come in and use the Society resources.

Illinois Valley Democrats meeting @ Depue VFW
May 25 @ 7:00 pm

Democrat Meeting
I.V.D. Illinois Valley Democrats
Thursday May 25th 2017
DePue VFW  – DePue, Illinos
7:00 PM Start

Michael Kohr will be our guest speaker. Food and refreshments will be served after meeting.

May
26
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
May 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.

May
27
Sat
Cookout – Wyanet Boy Scouts @ Wyanet Locker
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Wyanet Boy Scouts will host a cookout at the Wyanet Locker (218 Railroad St, ) from 10:30 am  – 1 pm.

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

A Night Of Hope – Second Story Teen Center free concert @ Darius Miller Park
May 27 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

A free concert will take place in Darius Miller Park in Princeton, IL at the caboose hosted by Second Story Teen Center,on May 27th from 5:30 pm-11 pm. All ages are welcome, young or old. If we get 200 people, the owner Jeff VanAutreve will be dressed up as a girl by our own teen, Claire Schillaci. So please invite your friends and family, and also it would be gladly appreciated if you all would share this event. The Bands will be coming from Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Georgia, Missouri, and a local artist from Walnut, IL. Come and join us on this fun concert event.

May
29
Mon
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES – various @ various
May 29 @ 7:45 am

THE HAROLD E. RUSSELL POST #938, AMERICAN LEGION
LADD, ILLINOIS ANNOUNCES THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE FOR
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES ON MONDAY MAY 29, 2017.
WEATHER PERMITTING
07:45 AM RAY BARTO MEMORIAL PARK, SEATONVILLE

08:15 AM BEREAN CEMETERY

08:45 AM CHERRY MINER’S CEMETERY, CHERRY

09:45 AM CALVARY CEMETERY, ARLINGTON

10:00 AM GREENFIELD CEMETERY, LAMOILLE

11:15 AM DALZELL MEMORIAL PARK, DALZELL

11:45 AM LADD CEMETERY, LADD

12:15 PM THE WAR MEMORIAL PARK, LADD

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, SOME OF THE ABOVE SERVICES
MAY BE CANCELED, THE CHERRY PROGRAM WILL MOVE TO HOLY TRINITY CHURCH HALL, THE CALVARY CEMETERY WILL MOVE TO THE ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH HALL, THE WAR MEMORIAL PARK PROGRAM WILL MOVE TO THE LADD COMMUNITY CENTER AND THE GREENFIELD CEMETERY PROGRAM WILL MOVE TO THE ALLEN JR HIGH SCHOOL

Ohio Memorial Day Service @ Ohio School Gymnasium
May 29 @ 10:00 am
Ohio Memorial Day Service
Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10 am.
It will be held in the Ohio School Gymnasium.
The main address will be given by Pastor Eric Seibert of the Kasbeer Community Church.
After the service , participants will walk to Union Cemetery, where flowers will be distributed on veteran’s graves, followed by a prayer and the playing of taps.
Participants will then drive to St. Mary’s Cemetery north of Ohio for similar ceremonies.
Ice Cream Social @ Wyanet Memorial Park
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ice Cream Social at Wyanet Memorial Park following 10am VFW Parade and Memorial Services at cemetery.

BBQ, Hot dogs, Chips, Beverages, Ice Cream and Cake

Proceeds Benefit the Wyanet Historical Society

Historical Building at 320 East 2nd will be open from 11:30 to 1pm during and after the ice cream social

Jun
1
Thu
Perry Memorial Hospital – annual retirees breakfast
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am
Covered Bridge Quilters Guild – June meeting @ First Presbyterian Church
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm

Guests and new members always welcome.

Jun
2
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jun 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.

Jun
3
Sat
Art in the Park – Princeton Chamber @ Soldiers and Sailors Park (across from courthouse)
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Locals Artists – live music – Sidewalk chalk contest from 10 am – 2 pm

Lunch available for purchase

ECC Senior High Youth Sponsoring Sullivan’s Cookout @ Sullivan’s parking lot
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Senior High Youth Group of the Evangelical Covenant Church will be holding a cookout at Sullivan’s parking lot on Saturday, June 3rd from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The fundraiser will benefit the youth mission trip to Bayou La Batre, Alabama.

The ECC Youth will be selling ribeye sandwiches, butterfly pork chop sandwiches, brats, and hot dogs. Chips and drinks will also be available.

Pre-orders and phone orders may be made to 815-878-7645. Free delivery is available within the City of Princeton.

The Evangelical Covenant Church of Princeton’s Sr. High youth are making a trip down to Bayou La Batre Alabama in July. There are fifteen participants in total going on this Youth Works trip. The students will be working with local agencies in Alabama to volunteer with children, do minor repair projects, physical labor, and love people in the name of Christ.

Jun
4
Sun
Princeton Community Band Concert – Sunday, June 4th @ Soldiers and Sailors Park
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm

The Princeton Community Band will present the first concert of the 2017 season on Sunday, June 4th in Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton at 6:00 p.m. Featured on the concert will be soloist Frank Monier of Walnut, who will be singing Gershwin’s “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.” Frank is a 2014 graduate of Bureau Valley High School and is currently studying Theatre Arts at Eastern Illinois University. Also on the concert is a medley from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera;” a tribute to Chuck Berry with “Johnny B. Goode;” the jazz standard “Birdland;” and much, much more.

The concert is free. All donations are gratefully accepted. PCB is a 501(c)(3) organization. Lawn chairs are suggested. Refreshments are available. In case of rain, the concert will be held in Pannebaker Gymnasium at Logan Jr. High School. Please use the West Entrance.

Jun
6
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Jun 6 @ 11:00 pm

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

Jun
9
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jun 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.

Jun
10
Sat
Boy Scout Troop 1063 – Sullivan’s Cook Out @ Sullivan’s parking lot
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Boy Scouts from Troop 1063 will be holding a cookout at Sullivan’s parking lot on Saturday, June 10th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The fundraiser will benefit the scout’s summer trip to Cache Lake, Canada at the end of July.

The Scouts will be selling ribeye sandwiches, butterfly pork chop sandwiches, brats, and hot dogs. Chips and drinks will also be available.

$6 Rib Eye Sandwich / $4 Butterfly Pork Chop Sandwich / $3  Brat  / $1  Hot Dog /  $0.50 Chips  / $0.50 Water / Pop

Pre-orders and phone orders may be made to 815-878-7645. Free delivery is available within the City of Princeton.

For information on joining Troop 1063 of Princeton, contact Scout Master Jeremy Whitfield at 815-866-7966.

Jun
14
Wed
AMERICAN LEGION WOMAN’S AUXILIARY UNIT 125 OF PRINCETON – CLOSING MEETING @ POST HOME
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am

THE AMERICAN LEGION WOMAN’S AUXILIARY UNIT 125 OF PRINCETON WILL CONDUCT THEIR  CLOSING

MEETING BEFORE THEIR SUMMER BREAK ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 14, 2017 AT THE POST HOME at 10 am.

THERE WILL BE ANNOUNCEMENTS  MADE  AND SEVERAL REPORTS WILL BE HEARD.

THE UNIT WILL RECONVENE REGULAR MEETINGS AS OF AUGUST 9, 2017 AT THE POST HOME WITH THE VETERANS WORKSHOP AT 9:30AM .  A  BUSINESS MEETING WILL FOLLOW THE WORKSHOP.  FOR INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO NEEDED SUPPLIES FOR THE WORKSHOP  PLEASE CALL CLARA PEASE

AT 815-872-0430, EVENINGS ARE BEST.

Jun
16
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jun 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.

Bureau Valley “Buddy Bags” cookout @ Wyanet Locker
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bureau Valley “Buddy Bags” will host a cookout at the Wyanet Locker (218 Railroad St. ) on Friday, June 16th from 10 am  – 2 pm.

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

Jun
17
Sat
Princeton Lions – Classic Car Cruise at Princeton Culver’s @ Culver's
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Culver’s is donating 10% of the till to LIONS club to help hearing and eyesight imparied folks!
50/50  /  door prizes /  and great music!
Jun
20
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Jun 20 @ 11:00 pm

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

Jun
21
Wed
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Trip Preview Meeting Set @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am

Farm Bureau is excited to announce that we will once again be partnering with TriState Travel and other surrounding Farm Bureaus to offer trips within the next year.
*”A Branson Christmas”- November 16-20, 2017
*”San Antonio and More by Trails and Rails”- March 17-26, 2018

Anyone interested in learning more about these featured trips are welcome to attend an informational preview set for Wednesday, June 21 at 9:00 a.m. at the Bureau County Farm Bureau in Princeton. Tri-State travel has lined up the trips and will be on hand to highlight the sights of the trips as well as answer any questions. Pricing, insurance, and booking information will be available.

We hope to see you there, but if you are unable to attend please feel free to stop by the office to pick up an itinerary for the upcoming trips. Please contact the Bureau County Farm Bureau office at 815-875-6468 to register or for more information.

Jun
22
Thu
La Moille Lions Club – Taco Dinner @ La Moille Lions Club
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Menu: Tacos, rice and beans, lemonade or coffee.

Illinois Valley Democrats – June meeting @ Knight of Columbus Hall
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

The Illinois Valley Democrats will meet Thursday June 22, 2017 in Oglesby, Illinois
at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Several issues that are on the Governor’s agenda
will be discussed such as, his reluctance to submit a budget without strings
attached. We have a raffle coming up on July 30th 2017 tickets will be available at
the meeting.  Food & refreshments served after meeting.

Jun
23
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jun 23 @ 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.

Bureau County American Red Cross – 100 year celebration @ Prouty Building
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, June 23rd the American Red Cross here in Bureau County will celebrate 100 years. We have had and still do have wonderful volunteers, and donors who continue to provide services to those in need of disaster help, military support, life saving blood program, and health and safety education.
Please come by the Prouty building (435 S. Main, Princeton) on Friday the 23rd from 5-8 pm, and help us celebrate this wonderful event. Thank you Bureau County!

Jun
24
Sat
Boy Scouts from Troop 1063 – Taco Dinner @ First United Methodist Church
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Boy Scouts from Troop 1063 will be holding a Taco Dinner at Cushing Hall of
the First United Methodist Church, Princeton on Saturday, June 24th from 4:00
PM to 7:00 PM. The fundraiser will benefit the scout’s summer trip to Cache
Lake, Canada at the end of July.
Soft shell tacos with toppings, drinks and desserts will be available. Tickets
are $3.50 for a single taco and drink or $7.50 for 3 tacos and a drink. Extra
tacos will be available for purchase that night. Tickets will also be available at
the door. Carry out is available.
For information on the dinner or about joining Troop 1063 of Princeton, contact
Scout Master Jeremy Whitfield at 815-866-7966.

Jun
29
Thu
Ag in the Classroom Golf Outing – Bureau and Lee County Farm Bureaus @ Chapel Hill Golf Course
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:55 pm

Bureau and Lee County Farm Bureaus will be hosting their 8th Annual Golf Outing for supporters of Ag in the Classroom. The outing will be held on Thursday, June 29th at Chapel Hill Golf Course in Princeton. The Tournament will be a shot-gun start, 4- person scramble. Tee time is 9 a.m. and lunch (provided by COUNTRY Financial) will be served for all teams during the event. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Bureau and Lee County Ag in the Classroom program.

Today’s youth are two and three generations removed from the farm. That’s why we feel it is so important to bring agriculture awareness to local students. Supporting the Ag in the Classroom program helps us provide free agriculture materials, presentations and resources to local teachers and classrooms in Bureau and Lee Counties. So, whether you consider yourself “good on the green” or just want to have a fun day out, this is the tournament for you!

Polish up your clubs and support a good cause. Team fees are $200 for Basic Registration, $225 for Super Registration and $250 for Premium Registration. Registration includes 18-holes of golf, ½ cart and lunch. If you are not a golfer, but would like to support this event, several sponsorship packages are available.

Registration is suggested by June 7. Registration after the deadline will be accepted if space is available. Tee time starts at 9:00 a.m. we hope to see you there!

Jun
30
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jun 30 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This week lunch will be provided by Princeton High School Cheerleaders
Baked goods provided by Prairie Arts Center

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.