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  • A trip on a train

    I took a trip, a trip on a train, and as always, I loved it. What is it about the train? It makes me feel peaceful and anticipatory and excited all at ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Ju suis Charlie

    It has been a week since France endured its most brutal terrorist attack in decades. When the dust had settled, 17 were dead and eight of those were j ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Food Court 1-15

    I like to have a breakfast casserole on weekends, or they’re great if you have company in for breakfast. It’s so easy to stick in the oven and let it ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • This, that ... and the odder

    I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I was a little sad we didn’t have snow for Christmas, but this Christmas was unique for me ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Giving myself the boot

    OK, I’ll admit it. I don’t own a pair of winter boots. Even with snow nearly up to my knees, I refuse to buy them. It might sound a little crazy, I kn ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Nothing to say ...

    On Wednesday of this week, I started out the day with every intention of writing my “regular” kind of column. You know, words of wisdom about armpit n ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Reflecting back on sports moments in 2014

    Every year it’s nice to look back at the year gone by and the stories and moments that touched me and our readers the most. Here’s a look back at 2014 ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Stories get better with time

    HAPPY NEW YEAR — 2015 is now upon us, and I’m cold. We had a pretty good December as far as creature comforts, but now I’m getting braced for some low ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Animal farm

    Before moving to town, I lived on a farm and had animals. Your standard dogs and cats of course but from time to time, contact was made with other bea ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Food Court 1-8

    There’s nothing better in the morning on a long weekend, than having a stack of your favorite pancakes with your favorite syrup. Maybe fry up some sau ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • What to do and not to do at a bed and breakfast

    Staying at a bed and breakfast is a completely unique experience to any other type of lodging. Each property is individual, each innkeeper, and, of co ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Under construction

    There’s a house that I live in. I moved into it my first day here. It is a place of warmth and security. It is filled with love and affection, picture ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • No. 1 of 52

    The first column of the new year ... There have been a lot of new years in my career here at the Bureau County Republican, and every time, I want the ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • All about that resolution

    With New Year’s Day comes New Year’s resolutions, and it seems everyone is talking about them and sharing what they plan to try and improve in the yea ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • ‘The American Plate’

    Everything looks so delicious.It all smells great, too, and you can’t decide what you like best. The ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 11:00 am
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