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  • I’m thankful for ...

    It’s difficult to believe Thanksgiving is just a few days away now. Why it seems like Thanksgiving 2013 just happened, however, here we are preparing ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Former BCR Players of the Year having fun in the sun

    LaMoille’s Shiela Browning and Princeton’s Michelle Kelly were the area’s top volleyball players in 2013, sharing BCR Players of the Year honors.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • This is a trend we like

    What’s trending right now? I hear that phrase on television all the time, and I see it on the Internet. “Trending,” I think, means what is the popular ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • In search of dignity

    Not too long ago, the nation was swept up in the story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman who became the face of dying with dignity. Maynard lea ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Food Court 11-20

    How about some nice warm casseroles to create a meal to please everyone? Pineapple Ham Bake 2 8-ounc ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Self-absorbed

    Technology stinks. Allow me to explain.Last Saturday, I inadvertently took a selfie. For those of yo ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 1:39 pm
  • Burton’s ballad

    I was in the newsroom when I heard my dear neighbor, Burton Doty, had passed away. In hindsight, I shouldn’t have been so surprised; he was 88 years o ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 1:39 pm
  • The boys are coming back to BV

    Bureau Valley Storm basketball has a rich, great tradition since the school district formed in 1995.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 1:35 pm
  • Be sure to contact ISP before firearms sale, transfer

    Did you know this? I didn’t. Any person who is not a federally licensed firearm dealer and who desires to transfer or sell a firearm or firearms to an ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 1:24 pm
  • A dog meet dog world

    I never used to like small dogs. I didn’t dislike them; they just weren’t something that I got excited about. They yapped about and carried on; they w ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • Food Court 11-13

    How about trying some different stuffing recipes for your Thanksgiving meal or even for Christmas. It’s fun to try something different and surprise ev ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Pondering politics

    I know about bipartisan issues. You see, I grew up in a bipartisan household. Grandpa was a Republican; Grandma was a Democrat.
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Bon voyage to my sister

    Do you have sisters or brothers? I was never blessed with brothers, but I do have two sisters now. My oldest sister has been gone from us for several ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Election wind down ...

    By the time this column is published, the election chaos will be wrapping up.Today’s Bureau County R ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • If Hall is playing, Gene Merkel will be there

    There are fans, and then there are super fans like Gene Merkel.The 1956 Hall High School alumnus has ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 1:08 pm
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