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Opinion

  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: After failing a mammogram test earlier this spring, Barb Kromphardt entered the world of breast cancer treatment.Following a surgical b ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • What’s life like in a big family?

    I don’t need to watch the Duggar family on television to know what life in a big family is like. My parents have nine children — a fact that always se ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Fake IDs generate consequences

    As students have returned to college campuses for a new school year, I want to take this opportunity to remind them of the detrimental ramifications t ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:46 pm
  • A different kind of candidate

    It is very easy these days, to become cynical about the government and politics. People often get into government for the wrong reasons and stay there ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • ‘Do the right thing ... vote’

    This is the time that we choose to not vote or to vote. “Helping choose the leaders who will shape y ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    We’re officially only a week into fall, and already, the sights and sounds of the season are apparent. Trees around the county are beginning to turn. ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • In response to ‘manic morning’

    This letter is in response to BCR Editor Terri Simon’s column, “Just another manic morning,” published Sept. 20.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • More than just a typical vacation

    I have a deep love for mountains covered in pine trees, the nothingness of South Dakota, the moon-like Badlands, the big sky of Montana, the weirdness ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Preaching to the choir

    Being from the South (which is hotter than the Devil’s hind end, right now), I cherished spending a few days in Princeton, enjoying the cool, windy we ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Ta-da! It’s officially fall. Summer is just a memory now, as we jump head-first into the fall season Monday evening. I love every season for what it b ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Playing "punchout" is not a game

    I do use Facebook. It helps me keep up with friends I don't see very often. Sometimes, I wish it didn't.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • A letter to the Class of 1992 and Friends

    While not getting too sappy or sentimental, I just want to say a few words about Homestead, specifically the Class of 1992 and Friends annual gatherin ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:20 pm
  • Just another manic morning

    Let me just start by saying I’ve had a good share of birthdays. While I will be eternally grateful for every birthday I have, many of you will underst ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Searching for the muse

    Well ... here we are again. I’ve been at my new job for almost two weeks now, and at the time that I am writing this, I still possess roughly the same ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:17 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: After failing a mammogram test earlier this spring, Barb Kromphardt entered the world of breast cancer treatment. Following a surgical ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 4:17 pm
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