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Letters to the Editor

Good job, BCR staff!

My family and I have just returned to Princeton after a two-week vacation. Waiting for us were four issues of the Bureau County Republican — each with an upbeat human-interest story on the front page, accompanied by some very good photography.

It reminded me powerfully of two things: how lucky we are to live in this town, and how lucky we are to have a local paper like the BCR.

I must confess that when I was a teenager living in Princeton, I didn’t properly appreciate the paper. I used to make fun of its insularity and its occasional typos. But since those days, I’ve come to appreciate what a treasure the paper really is.

I’ve lived in other small towns in other states, and I’ve seen local papers where the lead story is always a crime story, week after week, complete with disturbing mug shots. Drawing all your copy from the police blotter may be an easy way to fill a newspaper, but it gives a depressingly skewed impression of the town.

So thank you, BCR staff, for reporting so well on the whole life of our community, and not just on its problems. I hope you all know what an inspiration you’re giving to your readers, in each and every issue.

The Rev. Dr. Adam Webber

Princeton

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