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  • No vacancy!

    I think back to my youthful Sunday school days, and I can remember being troubled about the Christmas story, when Mary and Joseph were told there was ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • A teaching failure

    It seems that school has changed a lot since I was a student.I can remember slaving away working on ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • The next to connect (999-piece puzzle)

    There was one piece missing. I thought up to the last second, when only a dozen pieces remained to be inserted into the mix, that there was the full r ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • Food Court 12-18

    If you’re still waiting to bake your holiday cookies, here are some to try to keep the whole family busy and having fun. No doubt there we be a lot of ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Hunters shoot more deer this year in Illinois

    Surprise, I thought sure this year’s deer totals would be less than last year’s. But according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resource’s totals ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • It’s in the bag!

    I made the comment the other day that I wish I could just give all my Christmas presents in the bag in which they came home from the store. Ultimately ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • O Tannenbaum

    The shortest distance between a young husband/father and a Merry Christmas is a straight line. I learned that the hard way.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Food Court 12-11

    How about some different side dishes to go along with your holiday dinners? It’s always fun to try something new, and I bet your guests will be asking ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • The key to tomorrow

    Like many Americans across our great country, I find the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. — which has precipitated more unrest across the nation — is nothing s ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • A deluge of delusional odds

    Against all odds, the humorous (yet unreliable) meteorologist had come through with a surprisingly accurate forecast.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • A blast from the past

    It never fails to amaze me how we can go years without talking to an old friend, and then just randomly out of the blue, one contacts the other, and w ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:42 am
  • Becker caps career with state title at Stevenson

    Football has been a way of life for Princeton native Brent Becker.The 1994 PHS graduate learned the ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • ‘Leaving Time’

    A good mother loves her child unconditionally.She cares for her little one, making sure the baby is ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Food Court 12-4

    How about some different potato dishes to prepare for your Christmas dinners? Try something new to keep everyone guessing.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Samaritan existence

    “Respect for ourselves guides our morals. Respect for others guides our manners.” Laurence SterneFro ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 3:17 pm
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