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Opinion

  • The bell has rung

    In this job, I get to visit a lot of schools. I like that. The sights, sounds and smells of our institutions of education in this area tend to take me ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Through the uprights ... almost

    It’s funny how the brain works, or doesn’t work in some cases. It’s weird how it seems to pick and choose, willy-nilly, what to remember and what to t ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Limit legislative leaders’ terms

    We’re not necessarily fans of term limits for elected public servants.After all, isn’t that what ele ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Some young mothers were talking about their favorite fall colors, and one who had five children replied, “The yellow school bus.”
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • What makes a collection?

    Collecting, though not exclusively human, has been thoroughly developed by us and has been broken into countless categories and sub-categories. The pe ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Perfecting the performance ...

    My children grew up thinking my mother was a cyborg. She is that grandparent who always had a camera or video camera covering half of her face, giving ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    The Bureau County Fair comes to town this week. For some, it will be a brand new experience, however for many of us, this traditional August activity ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • Extend media coverage to all courtrooms

    Letting the public see, and hear, and know more about how the Illinois judicial process works is the goal of an Extended Media Coverage policy that wa ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • A wave of change

    I grew up on a farm. While that meant many things back then, one of the most important traits that distinguished us from city folks was the ability to ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • Recalculating

    Technology is a nice thing, right up until the point when you really need it, and then technology leaves you by the side of the road like a jilted lov ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 3:52 pm
  • 'The way it should be'

    Like most Americans, I've read the news stories. I've watched the reports — the ones about African Americans being killed by police; the ones about po ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Coloring outside the lines ...

    I know it stinks that school is going back into session, but my favorite thing of all time happens right at the same time school starts. It’s the Bure ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:05 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, it’s that time again. The backpacks are filled with a bazillion dollars worth of new school supplies. New school clothes are hanging in the clos ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • The closing of the East Tower

    In reading what was written (and I’m thankful there’s still real reporting going on) I noticed a couple things that I think the article did not cover ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Why do we need a county administrator?

    After writing an article about the hiring of a new administrator in March, I see in the Aug. 11, 2016, issue of the Bureau County Republican the count ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 3:15 pm