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  • Comfort food

    If you know me, you also know I like to cook, bake, try new recipes and tweak the old ones. Most of you also probably know my mom, Judy, is the Bureau ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor’s note: This is an ongoing column from Barb Kromphardt regarding her journey with breast cancer.
    July 30, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Bragging on your hometown

    A few weeks back, our daughter was facing a challenge while on the El Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile walk across Spain. Her feet hurt, and she had bli ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Several hunters safety courses planned in area

    In my last article, I informed you I would get the available Hunters’ Safety Courses that are coming up. Since squirrel and dove season are almost upo ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • Food court 7-31

    What a more wonderful way to cool off than to whip up a smoothie with some of your favorite ingredients. I hope you enjoy these summertime treats.
    July 30, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • From the editor's desk

    Wow! We’ve sure had some lovely weather. I could deal with these temperatures for the rest of the summer! Warm days with a breeze — cool nights! Aaa ...
    July 28, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Boat races get started with some excitement

    DEPUE — It didn’t take long for some excitement at the start of the PRO National Boat Races at Lake DePue Friday.
    July 25, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • It’s still a big deal

    Growing up as a farm kid, our activities outside the confines of our farm north of Princeton were limited. Oh sure, we were taken into Princeton to oc ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • A couple of goats

    I’m giving somewhat serious thought to the possibility of reading a book. OK, in reality, probably only semi-serious thought. Actually more of a passi ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • My first zip experience

    My job as a reporter takes me on some pretty fun and extreme adventures. There is really never a dull day in this career.
    July 23, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Food court 7-24

    Bisquick is so easy to cook with, not a lot of preparation and makes for quick meals. Italian Meatba ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is another installment in a series by former staff writer Barb Kromphardt.After ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Trashed!

    I was driving down a country road the other day, and I couldn’t believe my eyes. In the distance, I watched the driver of the vehicle throw something ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:11 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is another installment in a series by former staff writer Barb Kromphardt.After ...
    July 21, 2014 - 7:58 am
  • Chasing the imperfect

    There has been some buzz growing over singer Colbie Caillat’s new music video “Try.” For those who haven’t seen it, she and a few other women start of ...
    July 16, 2014 - 1:33 pm
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