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  • ‘Come follow me’

    What I would like to see in a politician — Republican or Democrat — is a person who would say COME FOLLOW  ME, similar to what Jesus said in Mark’s Go ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Even a title can be misleading

    There are many titles a person can choose, but we should be sure that we can fulfill the duties before we make a choice. There are for instance some j ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    If you’re looking for something for which to be thankful, check out the weather situation in the Northeast. Whoa! Even though the snow is steadily fal ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • PPL ... wants you!

    The year 2014 was a great and busy one for the Princeton Public Library, but 2015 brings even more pressure to improve our services. One way of doing ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • What will the county board do?

    A large number of Greenville Township homeowners are concerned as to whether or not the Bureau County Board will enforce the existing county ordinance ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • ‘Dear Soldier’ ... thank you!

    Before I came to work at the Bureau County Republican, I worked as a trail guide at Fox River Resort in Norway. There I cared for their horses and led ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • The selfie

    I heard somewhere that 2014 was deemed, "The Year of the Selfie." For those who don't embrace technology, a "selfie" is a photo you take of yourself w ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    The warmer temperatures the past few days have been a wonderful reprieve, in the scope of winter weather. But I wouldn’t get used to it ... Mother Nat ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • An Alpine adventure

    I have not seen or heard any advertising to come to Princeton and see the Alps down the center of a major highway. Visitors usually flock to Princeton ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    We survived the deep freeze! Yee-ha! Like most of you, I’m not fond of those brutal temperatures, but in the scope of things, it could always be worse ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • Life lessons from the TV

    While watching television the other day with my kids, I wondered what kind of lessons they were picking up from their favorite shows. I thought back t ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Just when we thought we might have it licked ... it found us. Most of us woke up Sunday morning to a world, nicely tucked in with a soft blanket of sn ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Opening trade with Cuba

    As a soybean farmer and Illinois Soybean Growers Board member who has visited Cuba, I’m very pleased that President Barack Obama recently took steps t ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 12:57 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 s ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • More jobs, less lawsuits

    Illinois has once again secured its place as the “Lawsuit Abuse Capital of the Midwest” and is home to one of the nation’s worst “judicial hellholes”, ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 12:39 pm
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