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  • 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
  • Suarez has an out-of-golf experience

    Sophia Suarez really can’t describe her experience golfing in the John Deere Golf Classic Pro-Am last week. Cal it an out-of-golf experience. She’s ne ...
    July 16, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Lund lends helping hand

    Several years ago, I received a call from a man that wanted to join our group going to Canada. Little did I know that would be a great help to our Spo ...
    July 16, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Food court 7-17

    Here are a few more recipes for serving one or two people. These recipes are great for living alone or who don’t want any leftovers.
    July 16, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • In this case ...

    The Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision June 30 that will have repercussions for a long time to come. It’s a case that was guara ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It looks like most of the corn that was downed during the storm a few weeks ago has recovered well. I guess Mother Natures takes and gives ... Glad to ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Sounds a little corny

    I was driving down Main Street the other day, and I did a double-take. The sweet corn person had set up shop again, and there were quite a few people ...
    July 15, 2014 - 1:28 pm
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