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  • Birds of a feather

    She was kind of scraggly — at least as robins go. With a much paler breast than her male counterpart, Robin Red Breast didn’t really fit her very well ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Procrastination ... my evil mistress

    The blank iPad screen is staring back at me ... laughing ... mocking. The cat’s looking at me funny too.
    May 1, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • PYFL will build it, so they can come

    They are going to build it, because they know they will come. They just are going to have to get some help to build it.
    April 29, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Young hunters bag their turkeys

    Recently, some young hunters did well in the Illinois Wild Turkey season that is sponsored each spring by the IDNR. Youth are allowed to hunt turkeys ...
    April 29, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • Food Court 4-30

    Cooking for someone with diabetes can be difficult, since you have to balance the carbohydrates and fat. Here are a few recipes that might help you co ...
    April 29, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Seat assignments

    I needed it. A brief vacation in Nashville, Tenn., to visit friends and family. I had planned this time away for weeks ... hanging on the idea of some ...
    April 27, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Warren delivers a pitch of southern spirit, baseball knowledge

    There’s some southern drawl coming out of the Princeton Tiger dugout this spring and bringing a good pitch of baseball knowledge with it.
    April 22, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Riding the files of my memory

    I stopped by Bike Works in Peru the other day. It was my first time checking out the store, and I was impressed with the large variety of biking suppl ...
    April 22, 2015 - 12:43 pm
  • Food Court 4-23

    Some easy Bisquick recipes for the person cooking for two. Makes it easier to cook a small amount instead of eating the same thing for a week.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Unmistaken elevation

    You’re hanging by a thread. Dirt, thin as dust, splatters your eyes and face, blinding your perspective. The underside of your forearms are draped wit ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:45 pm
  • Yesterday’s dinosaurs

    The following column was previously published.My cell phone was dead — not just dying, but dead. I’m ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • The Muffin Man

    Real men might not eat quiche but I’m pretty sure that dinner rolls are on the menu. I’ll get to that later but let me tell you a story first.
    April 17, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Nothing like Opening Day in St. Louis

    There are Opening Day ceremonies around Major League Baseball and then there is the Opening Day celebration at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
    April 15, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Morels coming on the horizon

    With the change in the weather, the thermometer going up and the presence of some additional sunshine, Bureau County has started to become more colorf ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Food Court 4-16

    Here are some easy meals using Bisquick. They are main dishes or desserts to please the whole family with the ease you need after a hard day of work.
    April 15, 2015 - 11:00 am
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