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  • What to write ... what to write?

    Before I started here full time, I had been asked to write a guest column. I wavered on the commitment, but was intrigued. I spent a couple of months ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Live it up this summer!

    This summer we went to Disney World in Florida, and it was so fun. We also went to Daytona Beach; it was so cool to try and surf. I had a little more ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • DePue Men’s Club gears up for boat races

    The DePue Men’s Club is sponsoring a 50-50 drawing for the “Save The Lake Fund” to help in the purchase of a barge that will be used for future dams i ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • ‘Take up your cross ...’

    This letter is in response to the article titled, “Local Reaction to the Supreme Court’s Decision.” Since no pastor but one responded publicly to the ...
    July 1, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • Food Court 7-2

    How about a cooling desert of Jell-O or pudding? Sounds good after a hot meal, especially at this time of the year. These are easy to fix, especially ...
    June 1, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Advertising tax proposal is a bad idea

    Debt-plagued Illinois is desperate for new revenue.One proposal being considered by the administrati ...
    June 30, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • The church’s place in domestic violence

    Is religious faith a help or hindrance to women who are victims of family violence? How should a faith community, or church, respond to this issue?  
    June 29, 2015 - 6:04 pm
  • From the editor's desk

    Wow! It was another busy weekend in Bureau County. I hope you had the opportunity to attend some of the events. As always, the rest of the summer prom ...
    June 29, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • A heartfelt bulletin

    It’s difficult to believe we moved into our Sheffield home 18 years ago. It boggles my mind when I think about it. 18 years! Wow! In many respects, it ...
    June 26, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • ‘He’s got Bette Davis eyes’

    When it comes to siblings, I have a sister and two brothers. Maybe. I feel required to explain that statement.
    June 26, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Toughing it out

    A few weeks ago I wrote about my attempt to begin running after having spent decades avoiding that very sport whenever I could. I'm happy to say I did ...
    June 29, 2015 - 7:53 am
  • Condolences to the Bidens; join the fight vs. cancer

    Cancer has claimed the life of Vice President Joe Biden's son, Beau. We offer our condolences to the Biden family. We encourage area residents to figh ...
    June 24, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Funding crisis continues for Soil and Water Conservation Districts

    Nearly $7.5 million Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) funding for Fiscal Year 2016 has been named in the governor’s latest budget cuts and w ...
    June 24, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Attention Bureau Valley residents: ‘Speak up’

    There were a group of several friends. All of them hosted barbecues and game nights at their homes. They were all about to make their final mortgage p ...
    June 24, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • A river runs through it

    I need your help in changing a city practice of pumping the sewer water from the Beech Street sewer manhole into the Bird Haven Subdivision every time ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:36 pm
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