• Hard water

    The cat is out to get me. Let me explain my reasoning.A few nights ago, I was running late coming ho ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Early season success

    Monday was opening day for spring turkey hunting. Gary Hanna and Kerry Boehle set up their blind early and sat in the elements until about 6 a.m. when ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Everyone is equal here

    I recently had dinner with friends who happen to run a bed and breakfast, and we were discussing the fact that I was contacted by a reporter from a lo ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • If it sounds too good to be true ...

    “If it sounds too good to be true, then chances are it is.”Through the years I have written numerous ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Food court 4-17

    I like to make up different tea breads and keep in the freezer. They are so nice to have if you have company drop in or just plain good to have for br ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • A Princeton legend: Richard Widmark

    Richard Widmark and John Wayne (born Marion Morrison) were on different sides of the fence politically but were both solid professionals and had simil ...
    April 11, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Decorating heaven

    When I was a junior high kid — maybe even younger, my friends and I used to go into Hoffman’s on the west side of Princeton’s Main Street and buy frie ...
    April 11, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • At a loss for words

    As I waited for my meal to be delivered in a local restaurant, I couldn’t help but notice the older gentleman sitting across from me. Though his face ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • State legislature takes on the IHSA

    I find the ongoing Illinois High School Association vs. the state legislature debate to be quite amusing.
    April 9, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • The ring, the work, the compromise

    I’m engaged! I’m joining the married club. Three Mondays ago, my boyfriend finally popped the question on his birthday.
    April 9, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Ever in bloom

    His name was Kevin. I met him my sophomore year of high school. He was the brother of one of my best buddies, and so arrangements had to be made. I re ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Food court 4-10

    There’s nothing better than something made with bananas. They’re so healthy for you, plus they taste so good. As a bonus, they are usually reasonably ...
    April 9, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • ‘Locally Brewed’

    L’chaim!Salud. Grab a bottle and toast — Prost! Or Skal, chin chin, or Kambai. It’s all the same whe ...
    April 9, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • This, that and the odder

    Some of you may know I have been taking pictures for the Bureau County Republican for about eight months. I had my first pictures in the paper last ye ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Enjoying the ‘madness’

    On a Sunday afternoon in March, as I write this column, I am sitting on my couch, laptop in hand, and my television tuned to the NCAA basketball tourn ...
    April 9, 2014 - 8:52 am
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