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Wyanet rolls out the fun carpet Summer fun will fill the streets of Wyanet during the community’s annual summer festival, set for July 11-13. Organized by the Wyanet Community Club, the annual festival begins on July 11 with the opening of the Community Club food stand, a beer garden, Charity Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, and the annual Wyanet Queen and Lil’ Miss pageants. On July 12, the evening festivities will include music by “The Generics” on the pavilion stage at the Wyanet Memorial Park, carnival rides, games and food stands. The events for July 13 will begin in the morning with the Nancy Jo Olds-Bohm 5K run/walk, followed by the afternoon summer parade and more activities into the afternoon and evening at the Wyanet Memorial Park. The community of Wyanet is one of several area towns hosting their annual festivals this summer. BCR file photo

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The Fourth of July 2013

Meeting Calendar July 8 Arlington Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Buda Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Cherry Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Dalzell Grade School, 7 p.m., multi-purpose room DePue Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Mineral Village Board, 6:30 p.m., village hall Seatonville Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Spring Valley City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers

July 9 Bureau County Board, 6 p.m., courthouse Ladd Village Board, 6:30 p.m., council chambers Tiskilwa Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall Wyanet Village Board, 7 p.m., village hall

July 10 Dalzell Village Board, 7 p.m., fire station

Auction Calendar July 4-6 – Crank estate and others, decoys, firearms, fishing collectibles, coins, vehicles, furniture, antiques, collectibles and toy airplanes, 10 a.m., 1635 N. Main St. (Tumbleson Auction Center), Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. July 10 – Dorothy Pikul estate, furniture, collectibles and household, 4 p.m., 1822 Fulton St., Peru, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. July 13 – Betty Ellis estate, auto, appliances, antique and modern furniture, sterling silver flatware, antiques, collectibles, household, 10 a.m., 101 W. Mill Road, Sheffield, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. July 14 – Harold Zinke estate, collection of primitives items and toys, 10 a.m., 638 Church Road, Compton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers. July 19 – Roberta Pinter estate, automobile, furniture and collectibles, 10 a.m., 17 Dallas St., Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers.

Seeking Sources Summer is upon us, and the Bureau County Republican is anxious to see your vacation photos. When you’re packing your suitcase for an upcoming excursion, remember to pack a copy of the BCR too. When you get to your destination, have someone take a photo of you holding the newspaper. It’s always fun if you can stand in front of a landmark or something interesting at your destination. When you get home, email the photo and some information about your trip to BCR Associate Editor Rita Roberts at Make sure you tell us who is in the photo and where your photo was taken. We’ll be happy to show your friends, family and neighbors where you went on your most recent vacation. Where in the World is the BCR? Hopefully, it’s in your suitcase and ready to go on a fun-filled journey, filled with memory-making moments. ••• The BCR is looking forward to seeing your summertime photos to share with other readers. Email your photos and information to BCR Copy Editor Sarah Maxwell at You can also drop a photo by our office at 800 Ace Road, Princeton. Remember to let us know where you took the photo, as well as who is in it. •••

• $302.7 million - Dollar value of shipments of On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental fabricated flags, banners and similar emblems by Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road the nation’s manufacturers in 2007, according to to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, the latest published economic census statistics. • Fifty-nine places contain the word “liberty” this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues in the name. Pennsylvania, with 11, has more across the country. Here are some statistics of these places than any other state. Of the 59 about the Fourth of July, as provided by the places nationwide containing “liberty” in the name, four are counties: Liberty County, Ga. Census Bureau: • 2.5 million - In July 1776, the estimated (65,471), Liberty County, Fla. (8,276), Libnumber of people living in the newly indepen- erty County, Mont. (2,392) and Liberty County, Texas (76,571). One place has “patriot” in its dent nation. • 316.2 million - The nation’s estimated popu- name. Patriot, Ind., has an estimated population of 209. lation on this July 4. • The most common patriotic-sounding word • 56 - Numbers of signers to the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, used within place names is “union” with 136. Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert Pennsylvania, with 33, has more of these places R. Livingston comprised the Committee of Five than any other state. Other words most comthat drafted the Declaration. Jefferson, regarded monly used in place names are Washington as the strongest and most eloquent writer, wrote (127), Franklin (118), Jackson (96) and Lincoln (95). most of the document. • $109.8 billion  - Dollar value of trade last • John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress, was the first signer. This mer- year between the United States and the United chant by trade did so in an entirely blank space Kingdom, making the British, our adversary in making it the largest and most famous signature 1776, our sixth-leading trading partner today.   • 65.9 million - Number of all hogs and pigs on – hence the term John Hancock, which is still March 1, 2013. used today as a synonym for signature. Chances are that the pork hot dogs and sau•  Benjamin Franklin (age 70), who represented Pennsylvania, was the oldest of the signers. sages consumed on the Fourth of July originated Edward Rutledge (age 26) of South Carolina was in Iowa. The Hawkeye State was home to 20.3 million hogs and pigs. the youngest.  North Carolina (8.9 million) and Minnesota • Two future presidents signed, John Adams (second president) and Thomas Jefferson (third (7.8 million) were also homes to large numbers president). Both died on the 50th anniversary of pigs.  • 6.3 billion pounds - Total estimated producof signing the Declaration (July 4, 1826). There are 12 counties nationwide named Adams and tion of cattle and calves in Texas in 2012. Chances are good that the beef hot dogs, 26 named Jefferson. • Robert Livingston, who represented New steaks and burgers on your backyard grill came York, was on the Committee of Five that draft- from the Lone Star State, which accounted for ed the Declaration of Independence but was nearly one-sixth of the nation’s total production. And if the beef did not come from Texas, it recalled by his state before he could sign it. • Representing Georgia in 1776 were But- very well may have come from Nebraska (estiton Gwinnett, Lyman Hall and George Walton. mated at 5.1 billion pounds) or Kansas (estiGwinnett County, Ga. (842,046), Hall County, mated at 3.8 billion pounds.) • 6 - Number of states in which the value of Ga. (185,416) and Walton County, Ga. (84,575) broiler chicken production was estimated at $1 were named for these signers. • Charles Carroll, who represented Maryland, billion or greater between December 2011 and was the last surviving member of the signers of November 2012. There is a good chance that one of these states the Declaration. He died in 1832 at the age of 95. Carroll County, Md., named for him, had an esti- — Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Alabama, mated population of 167,217 as of July 1, 2012. Mississippi or Texas — is the source of your bar• Roger Sherman, who worked as a land sur- becued chicken. • 345 million - Acreage planted of potatoes in veyor and lawyer, represented Connecticut. • Nelson County, Va. (14,827) and Wythe Idaho in 2012, the most in the nation. WashCounty, Va. (29,251) were named for two of the ington followed with 165 million acres. The six signers who represented the state of Virginia total 2012 potato crop is forecast to exceed 467 million hundredweight (cwt), the highest level – Thomas Nelson Jr. and George Wythe. • $218.2 million  - The value of fireworks since 2000 when 523 million cwt was produced. imported from China in 2012, representing the Potato salad is a popular food item at Fourth of bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($227.3 mil- July barbecues. lion). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $11.7 million in 2012, with Israel purchasing more than any other country ($2.5 million).  Fireworks in the area begin at • $231.8 million - The value of U.S. turers’ shipments of fireworks and pyrotechnics dark in the following locations: (including flares, igniters, etc.) in 2007. Spring Valley — Wednesday • $3.8 million - In 2012, the dollar value of Mineral — Wednesday U.S. imports of American flags. 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All about you Anniversaries 50th Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fisher of Tiskilwa, July 7.

Birthdays July 4 • Sarah Larsen • Ruth Ann Hieronymus • Kris Marenda July 5 • Sally Covington • Kathleen Thomas • Sherry Murphy • Jimmie Lee • Monica Frund July 6 • Amy Rieder • Harriet Lorenzen

• Larry Wilcoxen • George Blessing • Edith Allison July 9 • Nichole Wetsel • Danny Hopper • Lenora Williams • Elizabeth Hendrix July 10 • Krista Hunt • Diane Webber • Brianna Bryson • Mark Sutton Sr.

Births Cochran — Matt and Abbie (Bouslog) Cochran of Princeton, son, June 20. Dever — Joe and Melissa (Rotramel) Dever of Princeotn, son, June 21. Jesiolowski — Michael and Dana (Clark) Jesiolowski of Kasbeer, son, June 19. Tilloston — Billy Tilloston and Melissa Parks of Princeton, daughter, June 21. Verkruyse — Justin Verkruyse Sr. and Alyssa Tallent of Neponset, son, June 23.

Death Notices DeVenney — Robert “Bobby” I. DeVenney , 61, of Kewanee, June 20. Dumolyn — Ada M. Dumolyn, 91, formerly of rural Mineral, June 23. Eldridge — Gertrude Eldridge, 93, of Princeton, June 23. Gebhart — Gene Gebhart, 87, of Princeton, June 28. Huber — Larry Joseph Huber, 63, of St. Louis, Mo., June 21. Ivey — Lynette Emily Ivey, 68, of Davis, Ill., June 25. Kelm — David W. Kelm, 58, of rural Wyanet, June 26. Makransky — Thomas Joseph Makransky, 80, of Princeton, June 20. Marsh — Helen Irene (Moeckly) Marsh, of Hudson, Ohio, formerly of Princeton, Oct. 27. Reeg — Eldom J. Reeg, 82, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, June 26. Sandberg — Brett M. Sandberg, 34, of Princeton, June 25. Schnicke — Loren L. Schnicke, 74, of Merritt Island, Fla., formerly of Wyanet, June 22. Scully — Kevin J. Scully, 48, of LaMoille, June 23. Shearburn — Arthur “Art” Shearburn, 85, of Walnut, June 23. Swinford — Max Swinford, 89, of Green Bay, Wis., June 21.

Diabetic education class SPRING VALLEY — A free diabetes education class series will be held at St. Margaret’s Hospital from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. beginning July 8 in the First Floor Presentation Room. The class will continue on the following two Mondays. The class will cover

an overview of diabetes, complications and monitoring, nutrition and diet, medications, stress management and social assistance, exercise and activity and foot, skin and oral care. Participants will also receive a free glucometer. To register, call 815-664-1183.

Prenatal classes SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Prenatal/Lamaze classes for expectant mothers, “1-2-3-4 What to Expect from Labor/Delivery and More,” will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 8 in the First Floor Presentation Room. The four-week series of classes will consist of lectures on all aspects of pregnancy. Films on childbirth, car seat safety,

infant care and safety are shown, and a tour of St. Margaret’s Family Birthing Centre is provided. Participants are asked to bring a blanket, two pillows and a labor coach. Expectant fathers are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no charge for the classes. To register, call St. Margaret’s Family Birthing Centre at 815664-1345.

Calendar Fun fair PRINCETON — Christ Community Church in Princeton will host a free Freedom Fun Fair for Bureau County from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 4. The event will include games, snacks and snow cones for kids of all ages.

Community Coffee SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at the U.C.C. Parish hall. Fresh-baked cinnamon rolls will be served.

Cookout WYANET — The United Pentecostal Church outreach will host a cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6 at the Wyanet Locker. They will serve ribeyes, butterfly chops, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips and pop.

Fundraiser BUREAU — The First Congregational Church Team for Relay for Life is holding an all-you-caneat spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7 at the Congregational Church in Bureau. It is a $6 donation and take out orders are available. There will also be a bake sale. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society

Live Life Group PERU — The Live Life pre- and post-transplant support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 8 in Conference Room “B” at Illinois Valley Community Hospital 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.

Sanitation manager course SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital will host a Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Course from Friday, July 12 to Saturday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days with a test Saturday at 4 p.m. This is a state approved 15-hour course for the Illinois Food Safety Certification. All food service facilities are required to have certified managers. To renew a current certification, one can attend one day of either session for the first 5 hours. For more information or to obtain registration forms, call David K. Williams at 815-564-5603 or email at williamsclasses@gmail. com.

Bingo PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and sandwiches will be available for purchase. The lodge will continue to host bingo the first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the lodge at 815-879-5261.

‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ HENRY — The River Valley Players Youth Theatre will perform “Willy Wonka Jr.” at St. Mary’s Community Center in Henry at 7 p.m. Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, and at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Tickets for the show cost $10 each. Children who come in costume as one of the characters of the show will get a chance for a golden ticket toward a drawing for a candy basket.

Bluegrass jam PRINCETON — A bluegrass, gospel and country music jam will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the First Lutheran Church at 116 N. Pleasant St. in Princeton. Jams will continue the third Friday of each month. Players and listeners are welcome. Snacks and soft drinks available. For more information, call 815-875-2057.

Block party PERU — St. Valentine Catholic Church is hosting a summer block party from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21 in the church parking lot at 7th and Pulaski streets in Peru. The event features Roy Koncar and The Boys Polka Band. There will be children’s

games, refreshments, raffle drawings and a 50/50. Tickets are $10 each. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. For more information, contact the St. Valentine rectory at 815-223-0315.

Mingle on Main MALDEN — Mingle on Main Blues & BBQ will take place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at The Feed Store at 212 Main St. in Malden. There will be antique tractors and a cars and bike show from 4 to 9 p.m. For more information or to make overnight camping reservations, call Janice at 815643-2549.

Moose Autorama PRINCETON — The Moose Lodge will present the 2013 Moose Autorama from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Moose Lodge at 1339 N. Euclid Ave. People are encouraged to show their cars trucks, tractors, semi tractors and motorcycles. There will be a DJ, 50/50 drawing, vendors, raffles, door prizes, food and awards. There is a $10 entry fee that will go to Mooseheart and Moose charities. For more information, call 815-878-5580 or 815-915-3531.

Memorial Car Show PRINCETON — Browning is hosting an All American Red, White and Blue & Browning True Memorial Car show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Browning dealership at 1502 W. Peru St. There will be a free lunch, live remote with WZOE, vintage autos from the area and hourly drawings for giveaways.

Bluegrass jam PRINCETON — A bluegrass, gospel and country music jam will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the First Lutheran Church at 116 N. Pleasant St. in Princeton. Jams will continue the third Friday of each month. Players and listeners are welcome. Snacks and soft drinks available. For more information, call 815-875-2057.

Pioneer Days Festival UTICA — Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center will host its first Pioneer Days Festival from Friday, Aug. 16 to Sunday Aug. 18. Events include campfire storytelling, folk music, blacksmith demonstrations, a farm petting zoo, pioneer crafts, frontiersman demonstrations, old time photographs and a medicine show. The weekend will close with a Chuck Wagon Diner and Cowboy Show. All activities will be at a pay as you go fee ranging from $3-$5 each. Reservations are required for the dinner and cost $45 for adults and $32 for children under 10. For more information, call the Lodge’s Activities Department at 815-220-7386 or visit

Homestead parade PRINCETON — This year’s Homestead Festival parade will step off at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, on Main Street. Several popular entries will be back again this year, including the South Shore Drill Team, Jesse White Tumblers, Generics and Black Hawk Pipes and Drums. The theme for this year’s festival is “It’s Good To Be Home.” There is no entry fee to enter a unit. Entries are due by Aug. 27. Applications can be found at and printed from the festival’s website at www.homesteadfestival. com. For additional information, contact Deb Kirley at 815-875-6565. ••• Items for the Calendar section can be emailed to Sarah Maxwell at For more information, call 815-875-4461.

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Food court Here are some simple casserole dishes to enjoy during the summer heat. I like casseroles any time of the year because it makes it easy to come home to a good meal without too much work.

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16-ounce package wide egg noodles, uncooked 1/2 pounds ground beef 10 3/4-ounce cans tomato soup 1/2 cups water 8-ounce package shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese Salt and Pepper to taste Prepare noodles according to package directions, drain and set aside. In a skillet over medium high heat, brown beef, drain. Combine noodles and beef, stir in remaining ingredients. Transfer to a greased 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for one hour and 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serves 6 to 8.

Mama’s Lazy-Day Stuffed Cabbage 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 8-ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained 1/2 pound bacon 1 sweet onion, chopped 1 cup instant rice, uncooked 1 head cabbage, shredded and divvied 1 3/4 cups spaghetti sauce 1/4 cup water Salt, pepper and salt free seasoning blend to taste 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese In a skillet over medium high heat, brown beef with mushrooms; drain and set aside. In the same skillet, cook bacon until crisp, reserving drippings, set aside. Sauté onion and uncooked rice in drippings until onion is translucent. Place half the cabbage in a buttered 11-by-9-inch baking pan. Spoon rice mixture over top, followed by crumbled bacon and beef mixture. Top with remaining cabbage. Mix spaghetti sauce with water, drizzle over top. Sprinkle with seasonings. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 50 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serves 6 to 8.

Pizza Porcupine Patties 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce, divided 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup long cooking rice uncooked 2 tablespoons chopped green chiles 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1 1/2 teaspoons instant beef bouillon granules 1 cup boiling water 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Reserve one cup tomato sauce. Mix remaining sauce, beef, rice, chilies and seasonings. Form mixture into six 1/2-inch thick patties. Place in an ungreased 13-by9-inch baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes. Remove patties from oven, drain. In a bowl, dissolve bouillon in boiling water, stir in reserved tomato sauce. Spoon tomato sauce mixture over patties. Cover, bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes longer or until cheese melts. Makes 6 servings.

Cooking shortcuts Keep these food items in the refrigerator and pantry for fast meal prep and you’ll never come up short.

Vegetarian shortcuts • Frozen vegetarian seafood, including salmon, tuna, crabs and shrimp (soy-based) • Frozen meat substitutes, including ham, steak, lamb, chicken breasts and nuggets, hot dogs, turkey, pork chops, BBQ ribs, bacon, sausages, beef chunks, ground beef and egg-less fried eggs (soy-based) • Tofu and tempeh (soy-based) • Shelf-stable meat substitutes, including vegetarian turkey and chicken (soy-based)

Meat shortcuts • Pre-cooked beef roast, roasted whole chicken, fried chicken pieces and smoked salmon (slice and use for fajitas, soups, salads, sandwiches and casseroles) • Canned salmon, clams, tuna, shrimp and oysters (use in jambalaya, casseroles, fried rice and appetizer recipes) • Frozen meatballs, chicken nuggets, fish fillets,

Pepperoncini Chicken 1 4-pound package frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 16-ounce jar pepperoncini 6 to 8 8-inch flour tortillas Garnish: shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa Place frozen chicken in a slow cooker. Pour pepperoncini with juice over top. Cover and cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours. Shred chicken and pepperoncini, mix well. Fill tortillas with chicken mixture; Garnish with shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa. Makes 6 to 8.

Best Ever Pot Roast 3 pounds redskin potatoes, quartered 1 16-ounce package baby carrots 2 onions, sliced 3 pounds beef chuck roast 1 to 2 tablespoons oil 1 10 3/4-ounce can cream of onion soup 1 10 3/4-ounce can cream of celery soup 1/2 cup water Sea salt to taste Place potatoes, carrots and onions in a large slow cooker, set aside. In a skillet over medium high heat, lightly brown roast in oil. Place on top of vegetables. Pour soups and water over roast, sprinkle with salt. Cover and cook on low setting for 10 hours. Serves 6.

Working Barn Stew 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 deli roast chicken, boned and chopped 1 cup onion, chopped 1/2 red pepper, chopped 1/2 yellow pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 2 14 1/2-ounce cans stewed tomatoes 1 15-ounce can pinto beans 3/4 cup picante sauce 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin Garnish: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream Combine all ingredients in a large stockpot over medium, high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium low. Cover and simmer 25 minutes to on hour, stirring occasionally. Top individual servings with shredded cheese and sour cream. Serves 4 to 6.

Homemade Barbecue Chicken Pizza 1/2 cup onion, sliced 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 16-ounce package frozen pizza dough, thawed 1/2 cup of your favorite flavor barbecue sauce 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed 1 cup red or green pepper, chopped 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese In a skillet, sauté onion in oil over low heat until soft and golden. Set aside. Line a pizza pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Stretch dough out into a 12-inch to 16-inch round. Transfer to the lined pizza pan. Top with barbecue sauce, spreading to within a 1/2 inch of the edge. Sprinkle evenly with chicken and pepper, top with cheeses. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until cheeses are melted. Let cool for 5 to 7 minutes before slicing. Serves 4 to 6.

minute steaks and pre-formed hamburger patties (meat and freezer aisles) • Skinless, boneless chicken breasts and thinly cut beef and pork for stir-fried (meat aisle) • Pre-assembled vegetable and meat kabobs (in the meat aisle) • Pre-cooked shrimp (seafood case) • Thick-sliced deli ham, turkey and roast beef (deli aisle)

Vegetable shortcuts • Pre-cut vegetables and stir-fry vegetable packages (produce and frozen aisles) • Pre-washed vegetables from grocery salad bar, including pea pods, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, bean sprouts, baby carrots, celery and miniature corn cobs • Minced garlic in a jar • Bagged salads and lettuce • Canned, seasoned tomatoes (diced, stewed, and whole)

Sauce and seasoning shortcuts • Dry packets of seasonings, sauces and salad dressing mixes (stroganoff, taco, sloppy joe, spaghet-


Glorious Pork Chops 2 tablespoons oil 4 to 6 boneless pork chops, cut 1/2-inch thick or thicker 1 cup all-purpose flour Salt and pepper to taste 1 green pepper, sliced 1 onion, sliced 1 10 3/4-ounce can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 to 1 cup diced tomatoes with juice Optional: mashed potatoes or cooked buttered noodles In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Dredge pork chops in flour, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook chops for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until golden. Top with green pepper and onion slices. Pour soup and tomatoes over top. Cover and cook on low heat for 45 to 60 minutes, until chops are tender and cooked through. Serve with mashed potatoes or buttered noodles. Serves 4 to 6.

5 Ingredient Meatloaf 1 pound ground beef 1 cup bread crumbs 1 cup milk 1 egg, beaten 1 onion, diced Garnish: 1/4 cup catsup In a large bowl, mix beef, bread crumbs, milk, egg and onion. Transfer to an ungreased 9-by-5-inch loaf pan; spread catsup on top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Serves 4 to 6.

Texas Shepherd’s Pie 1 pound ground beef Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1/3 cup celery, chopped 1/4 cup carrot, peeled and shredded 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups salsa 4 cup mashed potatoes 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese In a skillet over medium heat, brown beef, drain. Stir in salt, pepper, vegetables and garlic; cook for 5 minutes. Add salsa; simmer over medium low heat for 10 minutes. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 8-by8-inch baking pan. Spread mashed potatoes over top, sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Serves 4. If you have any recipes you would like to share with our other readers, you can send them to my email at Enjoy your summer cooking!

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Dairy shortcuts • Pre-shredded cheeses (coarse and finely shredded) • Shelf-stable milk in cartons • Pasteurized eggs (can be safely used in meringues and eggnogs)

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Library Corner PRINCETON – Today, Thursday, July 4, the library is closed for Independence Day. Monday, July 8, PHS Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. in the library meeting room. The Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room and feature a film classic that follows the adventures of a grumpy, gin-swilling riverboat captain who is persuaded by a strait-laces missionary to use his small boat to attack an enemy warship during World War II for the British war effort. Tuesday, July 9, summer reading event Around the World: Africa with Ellen Davis Zehr begins at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. At 6:30 p.m., Talk About: The Magic Carpet with Judith Helneman and Tales of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Turkey with Dan Marcotte. This program is for the entire family. Wednesday, July 10, Read-aloud Time and Music at 10:30 a.m. in the library meeting room. The Junior High Book Club with movie begins at 1:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Chicks with Sticks meets at 6:30 p.m. in the periodical section of the library. A Z-Tour meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the local history room. Thursday, July 11, Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria will give a program on migration at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room for summer reading. Friends Book Club will discuss “Drowning Ruth” by Christina Schwarz at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. Praise and Coffee will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Writing in Retirement with Roy Swanberg will be at 6:30 p.m. in the local history room. SPRING VALLEY – The summer reading program, “Have Book - Will Travel,” is going on now until July 20. During each meeting, the librarian will read a book to the group, and participants will make a craft. Prekindergarten through kindergarten children will meet from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The program on July 9 is “Tic Tac Toe.” First through third grade children will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. on Mondays. The program on July 8 is “Jet Packs.” Fourth- through sixth-grade children will meet from 2 to 3

p.m. on Wednesdays. The program on July 10 is “Water Bottle Rockets.” Sevenththrough 12th-grade youth meet from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The program on July 11 is “Food Guessing.” All programs are free. Call 815-663-4741 for more information. TISKILWA – The Tiskilwa Public Library has kicked-off its summer reading program. Children are encouraged to read and complete reading logs in order to redeem them for unique and fun prizes. The library’s summer reading program continues throughout the summer. Call the library at 815-646-4511 for more information. BUDA – The Mason Memorial Library is gearing up for its summer reading program, “Have Book - Will Travel,” for children in grades kindergarten to fifth grade. Stories, crafts and games are provided. Programs will be held on Tuesdays in July from 1 to 2:15 p.m. The first program begins July 9. DEPUE – Work crews are hard at work making repairs to the Selby Township Library building as a result of a grant through the Illinois State Library. The library will remain open during construction. The summer reading program continues. All kids who complete the program will receive a bag of school supplies at the end of summer. Kids can sign-up any day and start reading books to earn prizes. Mark the calendar for the upcoming program, Amazing Migrations with the Forest Park Nature Center, which will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10. For more information, call the library at 815447-2660. New books at the library include: “Best Kept Secret” by Jeffrey Archer, “Daddy’s Gone a Hunting” by Mary Higgins Clark, “Fly Away” by Kristin Hannah, “Taking Eve” by Iris Johansen, “The Blossom Sisters” by Fern Michaels, “The Apple Orchard” by Susan Wiggs. “Silken Prey” by John Sandford. Kids Books: “Freddie Ramos Springs into Action” by Jaqueline Jules, “ABC Animal Jamboree” by Giles Andreae, “Who Grew My Soup?” by Tom Darbyshire, “Barbie in a Mermaid Take: Surf Princess” adapted by Chelsea Eberly. LAMOILLE – Today,

Thursday, the library will be closed for the Fourth of July. It’s not too late to register for the summer reading program’s story hours. Prekindergarten through second grade will meet at 10 a.m. on July 9 and 16 with Cara and Evan. Third grade and older will meet at 1 p.m. on July 9 and 16 with Joyce. For the fourth year, the library will participate in the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Awards. Children in third to eighth grade are eligible to read three of the 20 nominated books and vote for their favorite. This year, the library is also participating in the Monarch Book Awards. The program is open to children in kindergarten through third grade. More information on both program in available at the library. New books in the library: “The Guns at Last Night” by Rick Atkinson, “Deeply Odd” by Dean Koontz, “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini, “The Last Original Wife” by Dorothea Benton Frank, “Bad Monkey” by Carl Hiaasen, “Blossom Sisters” by Ferm Michaels, “The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker. The library has also added many new young adult and children’s books. OHIO – The Ohio Public Library’s summer reading program, “Have Book - Will Travel,” has kicked-off. The program features weekly events and guests. The events are held at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. Stop in to sign-up for the summer of “travel” at the library. All ages are welcome. SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield Public Library is hosting its summer reading program, Sheffield’s Got Talent during this month. Participants will meet some of Sheffield’s most talented people who will demonstrate their expertise and share their stories. The children will also have the opportunity to listen to stories, discover their hidden talents, play games, win prizes, read and participate in a talent show. Children ages 5 to 7 will meet on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. beginning July 9. Children ages 8 to 11 will meet on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. beginning July 10. The library staff is also gearing up for its

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Patrons hear program on cherries Heidi Lowder (left) and Jessie Lowder (right) make a “cherry pie in a bag” dessert during a June 27 story time at the LaMoille Library. Also pictured is Sara Hildebrand (back), Ag in the Classroom coordinator for Bureau County. 100-year celebration of the Carnegie library. The date is set for Aug. 17. Check back for more details. LADD – The Ladd Library is now accepting registrations for its summer reading program, “Have Book - Will Travel.” Several events have been arranged to correlate with the program, including interesting story times, crafts and activities. Special events include, “See a Juggler, Be a Juggler,” a paper airplane contest and Mr. E’s magic and comedy. Stop in at the library for details or to register. The library is also looking to collect postcards from those traveling this summer to be featured on the “Keep us Posted” display. WALNUT – The Walnut Public Library will hold a silent auction during the Walnut Days celebration. Items being auctioned off are on display at the library.

The library continues to collect used cellphones. Drop off any old cell phones at the library. The library staff will send them off for money that will be put towards the HVAC account. LASALLE – Thursday, July 11, the LaSalle Public Library will host an art workshop for third- and

fourth-graders. The workshop will explore shapes and translate them into a collage. The program will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Registration is required. Limited to 20 participants. All library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 815-2232341.

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Z Tour bike ride returns to Princeton this summer PRINCETON — On July 20, the Zearing Child Enrichment Center will again sponsor the “Z Tour Bike Ride,” a bicycle road ride originating in Princeton and including surrounding communities. The event will begin at Zearing Park in Princeton and will include the registrant’s choice of a 10-mile, 29-mile, 40-mile, 50-mile, 62-mile or 100-mile ride on specified routes throughout Bureau County. The event will feature themed refreshment stops, mobile emergency first aid, water, air and bike transportation. At the conclusion of the ride, each rider will be provided a complimentary lunch at Zearing Park. Additionally, a limited quantity of Z Tour Bike Ride dri-fit sport T-shirts and cycling socks will be available for purchase. A

commemorative Z Tour Bike Ride jersey will also be made available for purchase. Brian Church, Z Tour director, remarked, “We are really looking forward to continue to build on the success of the first two events. This year, we are hoping to host at least 400 riders. Our steering committee strongly believes that this area has some of the best cycling roads in Illinois and an organized road ride like Z Tour will showcase our local merchants and the surrounding communities. It is also a great way to promote benefits and services offered at the Zearing Child Enrichment Center.” To register and ride in the event, visit z-tour. org or the Facebook page Z Tour Bike Ride. Questions can be sent via email to ztourinfo@

Mackinac Island trip [PRINCETON — The Bureau County Senior Center will present a trip to Mackinac Island through Diamond

Tours Sept. 23-27. For information on this five-day, four-night trip, call the center at 815-879-3981.

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Entertainment ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’ Your mother loves to reminisce. “Remember when ...” she says before launching into some oftenembarrassing story about something that happened years ago. “Remember when,” two words that make you scramble to recall whatever she’s talking about. Sometimes, though, you can’t remember when. Her stories are familiar — but they aren’t, and you almost wonder if they ever really happened. Likewise, in the new novel, “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman, a middle-aged man on his way to a funeral learns that Memory Lane has a dead-end. He hadn’t meant to drive there. He hadn’t really even known what he was looking for — nothing, probably, other than to see what had changed in his old neighborhood. It would be a nice departure from funeral conversation, a headclearing side-trip, but he somehow ended up at Hempstock Farm. Up `til then, he’d nearly forgotten about the place. As he walked down to the farm’s pond, memories came flooding back to him. Lettie Hempstock (he hadn’t thought about her

in years!) had once told him that the pond was really an ocean, and he’d Terri believed her. Schlichenmeyer He was seven years old that summer; she was eleven and she promised that she would keep him safe. But, of course, she couldn’t. It wasn’t her fault that he’d insisted on going with her to the back of her Grandmother’s property, where the wind howled and a gray thing spoke to Lettie in a most improper manner. It wasn’t her fault, either, that the gray thing threw something to him and he caught it, even though Lettie made him promise to hold her hand tight. He never blamed anyone but himself for the appearance of Ursula Monkton. When his mother found a job, Ursula Monkton moved into his old room. Ursula Monkton was supposedly a housekeeperbabysitter, but she wasn’t the nice girl his parents thought she was. She was evil, she knew all his thoughts and plans, and she terrified him. But Lettie would know what to do about that. Lettie Hampton always knew ...

Misty. That was the first word that comes to mind as I reflect on reading “The Ocean at the End of the Lane.” The narrator of this short novel seems to be oddly peering at the past through doddering confusion, as if something’s foggily off-center but he can’t exactly determine what it might be. Odder still is that author Neil Gaiman doesn’t turn up the heat anytime quick — which is, I think, where the brilliance of this book lies. No, Gaiman lets his narrator share his memories with curious incredulousness and incredible calm. That allows the story to wash over readers, to overwhelm us slowly and deliciously. We’re invited

into the mist, too, and it’s a squirmy thing. For readers new to this author, consider this: if Ray Bradbury and Shirley Jackson had a lovechild, it would be Neil Gaiman. If you’re a fan, you know that already — and you know that “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” is a book you’ll remember. Terri Schlichenmeyer is a book reviewer from West Salem, Wis. She may be contacted at bookwormsez@yahoo. com.

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Karaoke contest to open festival MENDOTA — The “WGLC/Q Idol Contest” will be the opening event of Mendota’s 66th annual Sweet Corn Festival, slated for Aug. 8–11. WGLC, Q97.7/103.3 and Studstill Media will sponsor the popular event on Aug. 8. It will be hosted by WGLC Morning Show Host Sloppy Joe and Q Evening Show Host Sweet V. The contest will take place on the Main Street Stage beginning at 6 p.m. “We are pleased to be hosting the ‘WGLC/Q

Idol Contest’ at Mendota’s Sweet Corn Festival. We have had very successful and exciting shows the past several years with many talented competitors,” said Lee Studstill, general manager of Studstill Media. “We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the show.” Contestants should arrive at 5:30 p.m. and bring a CD with their own music. The CD must have no words — just instrumentals. Prizes are awarded to first and second place in each of the following

age categories: 5-10 and 11-15. Space is limited to the first 10 contestants to register in each age category. Participants must preregister for the contest by picking up a registration form at the chamber office or by downloading it at www.wglc. net or at Applications are due into the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce office, 800 Washington St., Mendota, IL 61342 by Aug. 3. For more information, call 815539-6741.

Festival will host bloodmobile MENDOTA — The Mendota Sweet Corn Festival will host a bloodmobile from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10. The bloodmobile will be located on Indiana Avenue, downtown, across the street from the Elks Club craft show area. To make an appoint-

ment, call 800-RED CROSS or visit All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification, are required at checkin. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with

parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Sweet corn food contest plans underway MENDOTA — It is time to get out your favorite sweet corn recipes. The popular Sweet Corn Festival food contest, sponsored by Illinois Frame Inc. of Mendota, will take place Aug. 10. The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for some creative cooks to serve up special dishes using sweet corn as the main ingredient. Kim Kennedy of Illinois Frame and chairperson of the food contest, Vicki Tolley, have begun preparations for this special event. “There will be a grand prize winner and a run-

ner-up chosen by the judges,” said Tolley. “Prizes will also be awarded for queen’s choice, most creative and best presentation. • Contestants must prepare the food ahead of time. • All categories are open to all types of food dishes, as long as the main ingredient is sweet corn. • Multiple entries from one contestant will be accepted, but only one award per contestant. • All entries must be taken to the Mendota Elks Lodge, 707 Indiana Ave., Mendota. They can be dropped off between 1:15

and 1:45 p.m. Judging starts promptly at 2 p.m. • All entries must bring a recipe card for the judges. The grand prize winner will receive $250 in Mendota Gift Certificates, which can be used for services or merchandise in over 50 Mendota businesses. The runner-up and the other awards will be $50 Mendota Gift Certificates. Applications for the contest are available at the Mendota Chamber Office, from the website or by calling 815-539-6507.

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RVP will present ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ July 19-21 HENRY — “Oompa Loompa Doompety Do” sing the Ooompa Loompas as they prepare for River Valley Players Youth Theatre production of Willy Wonka (Junior Version) to be presented July 19, 20 and 21 at St. Mary’s Community Center in Henry. Tickets are now available for “Willy Wonka Jr.”, a fully staged production of Ronald Dahl’s classic story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The production features the talents of children ages 5-15 as part of River Valley Players Theatre Camp, sponsored in part through a grant from the Sun

Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council. This musical adaptation tells of the famous candy man “Willy Wonka” whose quest is to find an heir for his chocolate factory, features some delightfully fun songs, including “Candy Man.” “Pure Imagination,” “I want It Now” and the “Ooompa Loompa Song” sung by the Ooompa Loompas, (the factory workers). The lyrics try to teach a lesson to each of the five visitors of the chocolate factory. Each of them arrives with a “Golden Ticket” to tour the factory and learn of its magic. The song offers “lessons” on greed, good manners,

happiness and honesty. “Ooompa, Loompa, doom pa dee dah If you are not greedy you will go far You will live in happiness to” Like the OompaLoooma, Doom pa dee do” Tickets for “Willy Wonka Jr.” are $10 each. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 1 p.m. Refreshments can be purchased at Willy Wonka’s Sweet Shop, offering a variety of confectionary delights. For tickets, contact Judy at 309-364-3403 or email

Homestead Festival parade registration now open PRINCETON — New this year, Homestead Festival parade letters and applications will not be mailed out to previous and potential entries. The letter and application can be found at and printed from the festival’s website at www.homesteadfestival. com. All the information needed to register an entry for the parade is on the website. Anyone who is interested in participating in this year’s Lovejoy Homestead Festival Parade must turn in an

Festival 56 ‘Talley’s Folly’ PRINCETON — Festival 56 presents the love story, “Talley’s Folly,” winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Drama at the Grace Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. July 5 and 9 and 2 p.m. on July 6 and 7. Tickets cost $26 for adults, $24 for seniors and$13 for students under 18.

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ PRINCETON — Festival 56 presents the musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber. Performances will take place at the Princeton High School Council Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on July 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. on July 7. Tickets cost $26 for adults, $24 for seniors and $23 for students under 18. Call 815-879-5656 of go to to purchase tickets.

application. This would include any organization, church, club, band and class reunion that may want to have an entry in the parade. Parade entries are encouraged to use the theme for this year’s festival which is “It’s Good To Be Home.” There is no entry fee to enter a unit in the parade. The deadline for parade entries is Aug. 27. The parade will step off at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14 on Main Street. Several popular entries will be back again this year,

including the South Shore Drill Team, Jesse White Tumblers, Generics and Black Hawk Pipes and Drums. The application includes information as to where to mail or fax the completed form. If you do not have access to the website, parade applications will be available at the Chamber of Commerce and at Edward Jones Investments at 200 Ace Road. If you have questions or need additional information, contact Deb Kirley at 815-875-6565.

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Ooompa Loompas for the upcoming production of “Willy Wonka Jr.” are (front row, from left) Elizabeth Knuckey, Robert Gaspardo, Abbie Stanbury, Jacky Knisley and Taylor Frawley; (second row) Kryra Weir, Tayla Eaves, Trace Mooi, Harper Schrock, Preston Rowe, Kaitlyn Anderson and Erika Dixon; and (back row) Mikayla Frawley, Emilie Buser, Haley Schofner, Bella Gaspardo and Olivia Bergfeld.

5K run/walk in Walnut WALNUT — The Walnut 5K run/walk for ALS Research will be at 8 a.m. July 6. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. in the tent by the shelter south of Bureau Valley North Junior High. The entry fee is $15 if received before June 29, $20 after that date.

The starting line is in front of the school. All proceeds will be donated to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for research. All area walkers and runners are encouraged to participate. Trophies and awards will be given for first, second and third over-

all, and the top three in each age group. The awards ceremony will be held immediately after the race in the tent. To request an entry form, or for more information, contact Julie Von Holten at 815-3792269 or email

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Outdoors Keep kids healthy and safe this summer (StatePoint) It’s summer, and for kids that means it’s time for sports, swimming, biking and picnics. And while active outdoor time is healthy and fun, experts say it’s crucial for parents and kids to brush up on some seasonal safety tips. According to the experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the summer poses its own set of risks. In order to help parents keep kids happy, healthy and safe all summer long, they are offering these timely tips: Sun safety Sunburns are not only unpleasant, they are damaging to skin health. Minimize your family’s exposure to harmful ultraviolet radiation by dressing your children (and yourself for that matter) in cotton clothing with a tight weave, sunglasses and hats with a brim or bill. Stay in the shade whenever possible and use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or greater, even on cloudy days, and reapply it every two hours, or after swimming or sweating. Always keep plenty of water on hand when you’re playing or exercising outside. Unless kids are exercising vigorously for extended periods, plain water – not sports drinks – is the best way to rehydrate. Water safety Drowning is a leading cause of death among children, including

infants and toddlers, but parents can make swimming safer for kids with the right safety equipment, instruction and supervision. “While swimming lessons are helpful, they are not a foolproof plan. Parents should never -- even for a moment -- leave children alone near open bodies of water,” says Dr. Thomas K. McInerny, the 2013 president of the AAP. Home swimming pools should be surrounded by a four-foot-high, nonclimbable, four-sided fence with a self-closing, self-latching gate. Parents, caregivers, and pool owners should learn CPR and keep equipment approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, such as life preservers and life jackets at poolside.

Trampolines Even with netting, padding and adult supervision, experts say that home trampolines are dangerous. “Trampoline injuries are common, and can be potentially catastrophic,” says Dr. McInerny. “From temporarily debilitating sprains, strains and contusions to cervical spine injuries with lasting consequences, the risks associated with recreational trampoline use are easily avoided.” Thousands of people are injured on trampolines annually. Encourage your child to get exercise in safer ways. Bike safety Children should wear a helmet on every bike ride. Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Get your child a helmet

specific for biking. Football helmets, for example, are made to protect the head from other types of injuries. Teach your children traffic and bike safety before allowing them to bike in the street. For example, they should always ride with traffic and use hand signals. If your child doesn’t have the skills necessary to use hand signals without swerving, he or she shouldn’t be riding in the street. For more summer safety tips, visit the AAP’s website for parents, www. By taking proper precautions, you can maximize the fun this summer by keeping kids healthy, safe and sound.

Plan a July 4 picnic for less than $6 per person WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Fourth of July picnic of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk is affordable this summer at less than $6 per person, according to an informal survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation. The average cost for a summer picnic for 10 is $57.20 or $5.72 per person according to AFBF. “Although retail food prices have increased modestly over the past year or so, most Americans should be able to find summer picnic foods at close to the average prices found by our volunteer shoppers,” said John Anderson, deputy chief economist at AFBF. “For many of us, nothing says the Fourth of July more than firing up the grill to prepare a meal,” Anderson said.

Blood drives The American Red Cross will be holding three blood drives in the Bureau County area at the end of July. They are at: the Lions Club, 308 Howard, LaMoille from noon to 6 p.m. July

ries of all types, melons, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, sweet onions and more. Visit farmers’ markets and ask what’s in season. Consider joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program to explore eating seasonally. And nothing tastes better than tomatoes from your own garden. • Process produce as little as possible The fresher the produce, the less preparation needed. “The longer the time between preparation and consumption, the more flavor is lost,” says Chef Tillinghast. Try cutting up peaches and a honeydew melon, add fresh blueberries and a squeeze of lemon or lime. Serve immediately for an instant refreshing dessert. Cook veggies quickly by stir frying. Cut vegetables small. Cook briefly with olive oil in a wok or large saute pan over medium-high heat

(or put the wok on your grill). Add a little coarse salt and freshly ground pepper — it’s the perfect side dish for a simple roast chicken, grilled steak or swordfish. • Keep flavors simple Allow the flavor of fresh summer produce to shine. Chef Floyd loves this summer salad, adapted from “American Regional Cuisine,” by The Art Institutes system of schools. Cut zucchini into matchstick strips. Combine with wedges of ripe tomato, finely sliced fresh basil, thin slices of sweet or green onion. Add a splash of red wine vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and serve on a bed of lettuce, spinach or other greens. Add feta or bleu cheese crumbles if you like. • Use that grill Grill eggplant, zucchini, onions and peppers. Brush with olive or walnut oil if you like.

Put veggies directly on the grill, use a griddle or wrap in a single layer in foil. Grilled peach halves and pineapple rings are also delicious. • Soup is for summer, too “Cold soups like gazpacho, vichyssoise, avocado and cucumber, or various fruits, are refreshing,” says Chef Tillinghast. For a delicious cold soup, peel and chop pears and apricots (or hull and cut up strawberries). Add a sprinkling of sugar and perhaps a little cinnamon or cardamom. Mash lightly with a fork and add sour cream or yogurt, half and half or milk — even champagne. Beat the heat with lighter, simpler meals — you’ll feel better and have more time for summertime fun. For more information about The Art Institutes schools, visit


Five tips for lighter, brighter summer eating (BPT) Simple, fresh and delicious — that’s summertime eating at its best. Less time in the kitchen means more time to enjoy the bright delicious flavors of justpicked berries, peaches, greens and other vegetables. “It makes sense to eat lighter in the summer,” says Chef William Tillinghast, culinary academic director at The Art Institute of Philadelphia. “Hot weather slows down the digestion and heavy foods are harder to digest.” Chef Tillinghast got together with Chef Jeffrey Floyd, culinary academic director at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, to offer these five tips for enjoying summer’s gastronomic delights. • Buy local and seasonal — or grow it yourself Summer brings locally grown specialties — ber-

“We’re fortunate here in America to have a consistent, high-quality supply of meats and poultry that can be grilled or prepared any number of different ways.” AFBF’s summer picnic menu for 10 consists of hot dogs and buns, cheeseburgers and buns, pork spare ribs, deli potato salad, baked beans, corn chips, lemonade, chocolate milk, watermelon for dessert and ketchup and mustard. A total of 60 AFBF volunteer shoppers in 22 states checked retail prices for summer picnic foods for this informal survey. AFBF’s July Fourth Picnic Survey is part of the organization’s marketbasket series, which also includes an annual Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Survey and two “everyday” marketbasket surveys on common food staples that can be used to prepare a meal.

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Sports Wyanet C League

Wyanet C League Team members for the Wyanet C League team sponsored by Hotsy include Mackenzie Law, Isabella Gross, Madison Maltas, Ryley Aukus, Alicia Backer, Jamie Allicks, Emma Glafka, Alyssa Desplinter, Jenna Nordstrom, Ashley Nordstrom, Lexie Marquez, Anika Mead and Amya Johnson. Coaches are Joe Law, Jamie Law and Don Bales.

Hey batter, hey batter. Emma Glafka awaits the pitch.

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Campers and camp helpers from the grades 4-6 session in the Lady Bruins Volleyball Camp are (sitting, left to right) Claire Morrow, Paige Manning, Rylee McGunnigal, Mia DeAngelo, Berklee Linning, Samantha May and Madision Miranda; kneeling left to right: Abby Weber, Macy Bosnich, Rachel Cook, Madison Richards, Deborah Daluga, Reese Ludford, Renn Ludford, Olivia Wojcik, Audrey Lopez and Anna Bokus; (back row) Hanna Bima, Caitlin Smith, Tiana Kilanowski, Zoe Postula, Katie Joerger, Reese McDonald, Kiersten Shevokas, Emma Pyszka, Olivia Mueller, Raley Mauck, Elizabeth Edgcomb, Antonia Cattani, Lainey Wamhoff, Olivia Quartucci, Rachel Cessna, Michelle Reese and Breanna Harrison. Not pictured: Camp Helpers; Morgan Bosnich, Christine Perona and Emma Perona.

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Campers from grades 7-9 in the Lady Bruins Volleyball Camp are (sitting, left to right) Harleigh Rice, Hallie McGuire, Olivia Smith, Katelyn Kapraun, Clara Ferrari, Lauren Pillion, Makenzie Meuser, Veronica Lopez, Georgia Kapetaneas and Abbie May; (kneeling, from left) Maggie Smith, Courtney Cook, Breanna Pyszka, Lexi Quesse, Katy Brandt, Ava Cattani, Alicia Koogler, Jaci Cain, Sophia Esme, Lillian Moskalewicz, Michelle Williams and (back row) Emily Edwall, Thea Mauck, Abby Motter, Gertie Savitch, Chase Ludford, Lauren Giordano, Makayla Reese, Alex Doyle, Basia Smallwood, Sophia Brandenburg, Kourtney Celebrating 20 years of quality and service! HYDRAULIC DOORS Knecht, Payton Linnig, Tessa Dunne, Anna Postula, Emily Schneider and Julia Browning.

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General Terms and Policies The Bureau County Republican reserves the right to classify correctly, edit, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time in accordance with its policy. All ads must be checked for errors by the advertiser, on the first day of publication. We will be responsible for the first incorrect insertion, and its liabilities shall be limited to the price on one insertion. LINE AD DEADLINES: • Tuesday, BCR deadline Monday 9 am • Thursday, BCR and BCR Journal deadline Tuesday, 12 pm • Saturday, BCR deadline Friday, 9 am We Accept 815-875-4461

-100Announcements 103 • Card of Thanks THANK YOU A Huge Thank You to all who contributed to making the trivia night for Cora Peters a great success. From donations to service to team participation, your generosity was noticed and appreciated. With everyone's help, we were able to raise over $4,000!!! Julie Estrada Candy Lind & Janis McDonald

110 • Special Notices PRIVATE HUNTING SHARE For Sale In established private waterfowl hunting club. SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY TO: PO BOX 24, Princeton, IL 61356

- 400 Merchandise

228 • Help Wanted

441 • Wanted to Buy

RETAIL SALES POSITION OPEN. Customer service experience and computer skills necessary. Send resume to: Box 304 Bureau County Republican, PO Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356

WANTED TO BUY a boat trailer for a 14' Jon Boat. Call 815-303-3164

PROMOTE JOB OPENINGs The Bureau County Republican Classified can help you promote your job openings and get your business full staffed. Call 815-875-4461

DONATE NOW! “The animals are crying” Tri-County Humane Society. LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam Counties. Call 815-875-6145 or 815-872-9781 or send donation to: PO Box 1601, LaSalle, IL 61301

232 • Business Opportunities ********** THE CLASSIFIED Advertising Department of the Bureau County Republican Does not have the opportunity to fully investigate the credibility of each advertiser appearing within these columns. If an offer sounds “too good to be true” it probably is. Proceed with caution if you are asked to send money or to give a credit card number. Proceed with caution in calling 900 phone numbers. All phone numbers prefixed by”900” are charged to the CALLER. Charges may be assessed on a “per minute” basis rather than a “per call” basis. The Bureau County Republican Classifieds makes every effort to qualify these charges for the reader. If you have a concern about an advertiser, please contact: Better Business Bureau 330 North Wabash Chicago, IL 60611 312 832-0500

448 • Pets & Livestock

450 • Under $1000 12' V Bottom, Sea Nymph boat & trailer, motor guide electric motor, set of oars, $375. Call 815-915-8092 1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750. $900. Call 815-441-6430 3 ton heavy duty engine hoist on wheels, $170; drive on vehicle ramps, $15. Call 815-878-5851 4 tires, 60x45 18”, $60; wood rabbit hutch $30; standing multiple game table, $25. 815-993-3347 8'x15' outdoor dog kennel, $150. Call 815-915-3720 Amana gas furnace 60,000 BTU $300; Amana Gas Dryer $50; Two 8ft. banquet tables $20 each. Call 815-664-2236 Antique Art Nouveau chair, 1880's $500; signed Mary Winn Norris water color 14'x11”, $350. 815-872-1601 Barely used Acer all in one no tower touch screen computer. Speakers and Camera integrated. $400 firm. Call 815-445-3831 KX65 Kawasaki, excellent condition. $1,000 or best offer. Call 815-878-0575

450 • Under $1000 Beginner Jupiter Baritone (3 valve) with hard case, $1,000. Received regular maintenance. Call 815-875-1635 Black Chevy Malibu Truck Deck - fits 99-2000, good shape $35; Buchan Stoneware pieces, $325 for all. 815-663-8210 Cherry wood china cabinet/hutch, matching dining room table/1 leaf, 6 chairs. $999 or best offer. Call 815-875-4745 Girls 20" Trek bicycle, excellent condition. $95; Sony Trinitron 27" CRT Television $85. Call 815-878-1729

450 • Under $1000 ** ** *** * ** ** HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? Put your ad in for FREE Items $1,000 or less can run FREE for 1 week. Limit of 5 lines. Up to 3 items with price and price totaling under $1,000. 1 ad per household per week. No commercial ads, firearms or animal sales. Go to:, to place an ad. Use category merchandize and bargains or E-mail information to: classified@ (include your name, address & phone number) No Phone Calls!

451 • Free

Hammock frame $10; concrete stepping stones with pea gravel finish, $1 each; clay field tile $1. Call 815-875-4077

Liquidating large supply of craft material & ties for quilts, etc. Free for the taking! New Bedford area. Call 815-445-3171

Like new ladies golf set, Wilson 2-wedge, with Northwestern woods, $200 or best offer. Call 815-878-9690 Like new sofa/4 pillows $75; recliner $15; wicker table/4 chairs $250. Call 815-872-3021 New 32” storm door, $20; chandelier $20. Call 815-875-2637

460 • Garage Sales

Old Cedar chest $25; ladder stands $25, spinning wheel with 48 in. wheel $40. 815-915-5844 Older camper, sleeps 4. Awning, propane & electric. $800 or best offer. Call 815-454-2828 Refrigerator 22 cu ft, sliding shelves, bisque clean/good condition $85 or best offer. Phone 815663-1231 Sears Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator, about 22 cu ft, almond color, 14 years old, $200. Call 815-6635091 or 815-488-1058 Victorian wood door, with 2 arc windows, 811/2”x34”x2”, $50; Igloo dog house (medium), $85. 815-545-6242


SPRING VALLEY 420 Iowa Street (in rear). Friday, Saurday, July 5, 6; 9am4pm. Large Multi-Family Sale. Loveseat, engine hoist, housewares, cookwares, dishes, collectibles, lamps & end tables.

460 • Garage Sales

460 • Garage Sales

PRINCETON 16 North Gosse (between Putnam & Central). Saturday, July 6, 9am-3pm. Yard Sale - One Day Only Household Goods & Collectibles. No clothes or toys

RURAL PRINCETON 17451 1410 N Ave. (Old Prairie View Road). Saturday, July 6, 8am-2pm. MOVING SALE! RAIN OR SHINE! Rototiller, 15 gallon yard sprayer on wheels, pipe wrenches, 2 wheel cart, dining room set, chairs, cabinets, MISC.

PRINCETON 314 West Hudson. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 4, 5, 6; 8am-3pm. MOVING SALE. Furniture, home décor, enormous craft & hobby collection. Women & kids clothes, tools, electronics, household. Must haves for college students PRINCETON 509 Orange Street. Thursday, July 4, 9am-3pm; Friday, July 5, 9am-3pm; Saturday, July 6, 9am-12pm. MULTI-FAMILY SALE Weight machine, clothing, household items, papsan chair

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HENNEPIN 420 North 5th Street. Friday, Saturday, July 5, 6; 8am-3pm. Many items including: collectibles, glassware, decanters, housewares, sewing, tools, video games, and more PRINCETON 1003 Lora Avenue. Wednesday, July 3, Noon-6pm; Thursday, July 4, 8am-? MULTI-FAMILY SALE. Weight bench, bikes, girl's clothes 2-10, boy's size 4, toys, housewares, misc.

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614 • Car Sales ******* $$ CASH PAID $$ We pay top dollar for junk (cars, machinery, etc.) Call 815-878-9353 2001 Honda Civic, 4 door sedan. 5-speed manual, only 122,000 miles, $3,500. 815-878-2853 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis, low miles, $5,500; 1947 Crosley, 4 door sedan, $4,000 or best offer. 815-236-5784, days, 815-915-7939, evenings

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PRINCETON 1417 South Church (dead end). Friday, July 5, 8am-4pm; Saturday, July 6, 8am-noon. Books, household, toys, indoor shutters, craft items, Longaberger, boys' clothing (birth to size 18, men's and women's clothing, & jewelry. $5 fill a bag for most clothing

WALNUT 115 North Main. Thursday, Friday, July 4, 5: 8am-4pm; Saturday, July 6, 8am-noon. ESTATE/MOVING SALE. Furniture, & Household items. Including antiques & collectible


Do you have a passion for helping others? Put your care giving skills to work by assisting the elderly and disabled in their homes with meal preparation; housekeeping; laundry; personal care; shopping; etc. • Must have reliable transportation • Training provided • Part time positions available • Weekend pay differential Looking for caregivers in the Princeton and surrounding Bureau County area. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Call now for more information at 800-868-9454 or 309-852-0492 Comprehensive Background Check Required. EOE

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619 • Boats

619 • Boats

2000 Ford Ranger XLT, Super cab, red, 5 speed manual; 85,000 miles. New tires, battery, tuneup, etc. $5,500. Call 309-883-0093

2011 14' Lund Jon boat & trailer, 9.9 mercury trolling motor & new battery, & extras. $3,000. Call 815-872-0452

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HENNEPIN completely FURNISHED one bedroom apartment. All utilities included. Smoke free. No pets. Call 815-925-7086 or 815-925-7139

PRINCETON 2 bedroom, no pets, available immediately, security deposit, $575/month. Call 815303-2665

PRINCETON 2 bedroom apartment. Laundry on site, $515 per month, lease, deposit required. Call 309-238-0168

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PRINCETON 2 bedroom, upstairs, with appliances, No pets. Newly remodeled. Call 815-872-0065

852 • Mobile Home Rental

PRINCETON Duplex 1 bedroom, with appliances, $650 a month plus utilities. Available August 1st. Call 815-872-0065

856 • Apartment Rentals PRINCETON Coachlight Apartments has a 1 bedroom apartment available. $450.month. On-site laundry, 1st floor. If interested Call 815-878-7965

PRINCETON Large, one bedroom, off-street parking, laundry facility, no pets. $450 + electric. Call 815-875-2918 PRINCETON very nice, remodeled, spacious, 1 bedroom apartment. All hardwood floors, central air, water included. No smoking or pets. $500. Call 815-878-3966

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OPEN HOUSE 1-3pm SATURDAY/SUNDAY Sheffield 638 South Main. New Construction. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, handicapped accessible, walk in tub & shower. $750 + deposit. No pets. Full Basement

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Country Home Princeton Brick Home $198,900 $88,000 $89,900 815-872-7434 • 100 S. Main St., Princeton Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated

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11:00 AM - 12:45 PM 460 Anita Lane, Princeton

Quality brick home in great location! 4 BR’s, 3 Baths w/2586 sq.ft. & finished lower level doubles the space! Stone fireplaces on both levels. Kitchen w/snack bar & new SS appliances 2012. New AC 2012 & new HE furnace & HWH 2010. Lower level has pool room w/ wet bar, weight room, plus 2 other finished rooms, perhaps room for a home theater? MLS#08324923

1:00 - 3:00 PM 522 W. Hudson St., Princeton



11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 10 N. First St., Princeton

GREAT LOCATION!! GREAT PRICE!! Lovely 3 BR, 1.5 Bath Home. Family Room w/Fireplace. Master BR w/double closets & half bath. Beautiful built-in hutch in DR. New roof 2010. New windows 2005. Full dry basement w/lots of storage. Low maintenance & move-in ready. MLS # 08112546

1:30 - 3:30 PM 20788 2050 North Ave., Princeton

THIS HOME HAS IT ALL!! Beautiful 3 BR, 3 Bath, custom built home w/open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, breakfast bar w/seating for 6, sun room, master bath w/ garden tub & double sinks, & full finished basement with bathroom, game, exercise, office, & storage areas. 3-car garage. MLS# 08370684.

(north of Princeton off Rt. 26) Enjoy 20 ACRES of country living this summer with everything you could possibly want: timber, pond, crop land, koi pond, & 3 BR, 3 Bath quality home. Open floor plan w/vaulted ceilings. And you must see the wall of windows looking out on park-like setting. New barn 2007 + Whole house & barn generator. New AC & HWH 2010. MLS # 08318973

Landmark Realty • Roxana Noble • 815-878-7171

Landmark Realty • Roxana Noble • 815-878-7171

430 Linn St. Princeton $194,000


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10 N. First - Princeton

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719 Park Ave. E. - Princeton 20788 - 2050 N. Ave. - Princeton

Price Reduced! $69,000 - $104,900 - Tiskilwa! 21’x11’ Walnut Home! Great Home deck, vinyl siding, tilt in & Great Price! 3 BR, 2 baths, windows, natural woodwork, eat kitchen. 2 car garage 3 BR, spacious rooms. Quick plus addn. heated bldg. walk to park or downtown. #08311148 #08363539

Price Reduced! $77,000 Walnut! Convenient location, enclosed back porch, deck, nice yard, main level laundry, Roof 2011. 3 BR. #08035843

Country Home - $110,000. On 2.17 Acres (more or less) w/ 3 BR home. Horse property w/ many updates. Near Sterling/Tampico / Walnut. #08177581

$97,500 - Walnut! Open $185,000 - Princeton! Open floor plan, FR 12’ x 16’ with feeling, vaulted ceilings, gas gas FP. Furnace 2011. 2 car FP in LR, 1st floor laundry, garage. 3 BR. Deck. Nice 3 BR (main) & 2 (in finished home & great location! LL). Hardwood flooring. #08035902 #08312622

1221 North Main – Princeton, IL


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ViewListing & Photos on website: AUTOMOBILE: 2005White Chevy Malibu Classic, 4 Cylinder-Auto w/ 126,000 Miles APPLIANCES, PATIO/WICKER FURNITURE, ANTIQUE & MODERN FURNITURE: Crosley Side By Side Freezer Refrigerator; Maytag Electric Range; Amana Matching Washer & Dryer; Glass Top Patio Set w/Four Chairs & Umbrella; 8 Piece Wicker Porch Furniture Set Including: Glass Top Wicker Table w/4 Chairs, Sofa, Love Seat, Coffee Table, Rocker & Lamp; 4 Piece Wicker Porch Set; Metal Out Door Lounge; Wicker Fern Stand; Antique to Include Mostly Oak: Three Drawer Dresser, Library Table, Spindle Leg Glass Ball Feet Table, Commode, Heavy Carved Leg Square Thrashing Table, Four Mission Chairs, Dresser, Rocker, Lyre Chair, 1940s China Cabinet, Duncan Phyfe Table & Dresser w/ Mirror; MODERNFURNITURE: Ethan Allen to Include: Dining Room Table &Four Chairs, Hutch & Tea Cart; Maple to Include: Four Piece Bedroom Set, Dbl Bed, Kitchen Table & 4 Chairs, Book Case Desk, Revolving Bookcase Table, Drop Leaf End Table & TV Cabinet; Pine to Include: Hutch, Corner Hutch, Dressing Mirror, Four Drawer Chest & Painted Drop Leaf Bench Table; Sofa; Two Green Velvet Swivel Chairs, 2-Beige Sofa Chairs & Other Misc. Chairs; Red Upholstered Lift Chair; Glass Mirrored Curio Cabinet; Many Picture Frames; Table & Floor Lamps; Sm. Electric Organ; Sony TV; Hallway bench; Coat Hook & Bench; Quilt Rack; Flat Front Modern China Cabinet; 3 Cedar Chests; Sewing Stand; Doll Buggy; Flat Top Trunk; Child’s Desk; Ping Pong Table; Two Single Beds STERLING SILVER FLATWARE, ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES &HOUSEHOLD: 12 Place Setting of International Sterling Silver Flatware; Many Quilts, Linens & Table Covers; Collection of Costume Jewelry; Many Vinegar Cruets; Many Pieces of Isabel Bloom; Hand Painted Plates& Other Pieces; Set Of Noritake ChinaFairmont Pattern; Iron Stone Pitcher& Bowl; Glass Bell Collection; Willow ware Dishes; Longaberger Baskets; Milkglass, Red Glass & Other Glassware Pieces; Pewter Items; Collection ofModern Salt Glaze Pottery; Set of Oneida Silverware; Modern Gone With The Wind table Lamp & Other Lamps; Japan China Dishes & Nikko China Christmas Dishes; Child’s Tea Set; Andrea Figurines; Many Modern Picture Frames; Cookbooks; Electric Roasters; Many More Items Too Numerous to Mention!!!



827 First St. Princeton

117 N. Knox St. Princeton

539 E. Central St. Princeton

Lot 19 Sunset Ct. Princeton

Fabulous 4 BR, 2.5 BA brick ranch on cul-de-sac. $240,000

Great Kitchen, Deck, 3 BD $84,900

2 BDR, 2 Garages, Furnished $93,000

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sunroom, many updates $148,900

1/3 Acre, Quiet Cul-de-Sac $15,000


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859 • Condo/Duplex Rent

Covered Bridge Realty

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BUREAU for rent. 2 bedroom mobile home $300/ month. No pets. Deposit. Call 815-303-2948

PRINCETON For Rent/Sale or Rent to Own. 4 bedroom/2 bedroom tri-level home. Nice size lower level family room, no pets. 624 Aleta. $1,150 per month plus utilities. Call 815-739-6842 for application. Broker Owned



FIRST FLOOR OFFICE, 2ND FLOOR APARTMENT. Garage. Courthouse Square. Call 815-875-4706

PRINCETON 1 bedroom, recently remodeled. Great neighborhood. Lease, deposit. $425. 810 South Euclid. Call 217-766-8497


776 • Commercial Property

PRINCETON 1 bedroom, all utilities paid, garage, $500/month. Call 815-875-4706

PRINCETON 2 bedroom. Neat & clean. Stove and refrigerator. New furnace, central air. Low utilities. Washer, dryer. Good location. Nice yard. References required. Call 815875-3166/ 815-875-3861

PRINCETON For Rent/Sale or Rent to Own. 3 bedroom/2 bath Duplex for rent. Recently refreshed with new paint and carpet, appliances included, finished basement, no pets. 309 West Franklin. $850/ month plus utilities. Applications being taken for immediate occupancy. Broker Owned. Call 815-739-6842

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DO YOU HAVE A LOT TO Sell? The Bureau County Republican Classified can help you sell it!

RURAL PRINCETON 2 story Victorian Home. For handyman or investor! Needs to be completed. With most of all costly hard to do work already done. 4 bedroom, new kitchen, oak pocket doors and flooring, fireplace, stained glass windows, etc. etc. 2+ acres, 4 car garage. 815-878-1018

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1993 Skyline mobile home, 28'x52', 3 bedroom 2 bath. This beautiful home features a new master bath garden tub, new skirting, new carpeting. Situated on a spacious lot within a friendly, quiet community just minutes from Princeton's shopping district. Financing available and affordable monthly payments! Call 815-875-1502 to see this lovely home

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