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  • Giovanine, Vikings give it their best (Chips) shot

    Grey Giovanine and the Augustana College Vikings made a great run to the NCAA Division III championship game this season before falling Saturday, Marc ...
    March 25, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Applause, applause ... BV School Board

    Covering the latest news in the Bureau Valley School District has been a captivating experience for me throughout the last month. I’ve continuously fo ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Food Court 3-26

    How about making up your own salad dressings, instead of buying all the big bottles of store bought dressing that never seem to get used up completely ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Over or under?

    The other day on Facebook, I noticed that some friends of mine were having a lively discussion about an incredibly important topic that affects almost ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Second chances

    The winter’s wrath is hopefully behind us. While I’m always anxious for spring, winter never leaves without a trace. Spring officially began Friday, b ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Looking back at area boys basketball regional history

    Ten Bureau County schools have won at least one regional in boys basketball, including all seven present-day schools and three who have closed their d ...
    March 18, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • MWC kicks off Valley fishing events

    There will be two upcoming walleye tournaments in Spring Valley the next two weekends.The first wil ...
    March 18, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    I think I froze this winter, and of course, this is not good ... since cold shrinks things, and I can’t afford to lose not a fraction! Thank goodness, ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Food Court 3-19

    Chicken has so many ways to prepare is, so you can come up with a meal that almost anybody will like.
    March 18, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Dale has experienced 50 years of March Madness

    Alan Dale was a freshmen member of the Manlius Red Devils basketball team when he joined his teammates for his first Illinois high school boys state b ...
    March 11, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • It’s not always smooth sailing

    For the past year-plus, my dad has been building a sailboat in the basement. It has been a source of awe and amusement for those in my family. Most of ...
    March 11, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • ‘Birdology’

    Somebody called you a birdbrain last week.At first, it really made you mad. What kind of a thing is ...
    March 11, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Food Court 3-12

    Top of the morning to all the Irish. It seems we’re all Irish when St. Patrick’s Day comes around. Here are a few recipes that are sure to make you ev ...
    March 11, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • The crustacean avenger

    I like shrimp. Fried shrimp and a beer. Broiled shrimp dipped in melted butter can rival lobster, if you use a little imagination and a couple of Mai ...
    March 9, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • I before E, except after C

    For several years now, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of being one of three judges for the Bureau County Spelling Bee. This year was no different. I a ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:38 pm
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