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  • Food court 6-26

    Comfort foods are something we all need to make us feel good ... something to relax us when we eat our meals. A feel good meal ... easy to make and ea ...
    June 25, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    Summer officially began on Saturday. We’ve had kind of wet spell, but I’m not complaining. I’m not sure what the farmers in Bureau County think of it, ...
    June 23, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • The dog days of summer

    I’m sitting here with my dog, Harley, on our front steps and I tell him, “Tomorrow is gonna be big.” He looks up at me not even understanding a word, ...
    June 24, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • When I grow up, I want to be ...

    There are those who, from an early age, show exceptional God-given talent and skills or are driven by a strong inner desire to achieve great things wh ...
    June 24, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Taking my own pilgrimage

    I’ve been thinking a lot about pilgrimages lately, how we are all on them, whether we realize it or not.
    June 24, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Spring Creek Golf Course turning 50

    John Potthoff was looking for a way to make a living when the zinc works were closing in the early ‘60s at Illinois Zinc in LaSalle and Peru. He found ...
    June 18, 2014 - 1:45 pm
  • Food court 6-19

    Here are a few more recipes for the readers who want to cook for one or two people. It’s hard to cook for just a couple of folks, so I will try to off ...
    June 17, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Visiting the Dells — a ‘happy place’

    As the result of the generosity of a couple of friends, my family and I recently headed to the Wisconsin Dells for three days of fun and relaxation. I ...
    June 16, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Images of the World Cup

    The streets of Brazil are dressed for the 2014 Men’s Fútbol World Cup. Chalk drawings of flags and the cup’s statue are scattered along the roadways. ...
    June 16, 2014 - 3:03 pm
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