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Opinion

  • Old memories made new

    Do you have places, people or things that you mean to go see but just don’t seem to ever get it done? I know I do, and I recently took the time to che ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:54 pm
  • Trump in the oval office?

    Well, we now know the presumptive Republican nominee for the office of the President of the United States. I must admit that it boggles my mind that i ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm
  • Inappropriately reverent

    I did daycare for about 20 years. Yes, people paid me good cash money to help form the minds of their most precious assets in life. They trusted me to ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • Flags of the freeway

    I’ll first say I’m an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and several members of my family are veterans as well. I grew up around m ...
    May 23, 2016 - 2:48 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    It’s that time once again to take you on a trip — a trip of how things were many years ago. Where all is real, as seen through the eyes of the authors ...
    May 20, 2016 - 2:43 pm
  • Wake-up call

    A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about this bird that decided to build a nest on the ledge next to the front pillar of my home. I told you how this f ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah

    One word. That's all I'm asking for. Just one lousy word. That's usually all it takes for me to get inspired to start writing one of these goofy colum ...
    May 24, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Flying straight

    Mom told me a story once with tears in her eyes of a man who was hunting with his son. The man sent his son up on over the bluff to scope the surround ...
    May 23, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Two treasures in Princeton

    I’m writing in the hope that I’m telling everyone what they already know: that Princeton’s Main Street has some treasures that the city can be proud o ...
    May 18, 2016 - 2:14 pm
  • Eyes wide open

    Such a small town ... who would think that on just about every corner is a distributor looking to sell to our children, husbands, wives, etc.
    May 18, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • Co-ed restroom policies: ‘Insanity’

    Insanity! On the heels of Target’s ridiculous bathroom policy to allow gender-confused men to have full access to women’s bathrooms in their stores, t ...
    May 18, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s the middle of May already. While it’s a busy time for everyone right now, the middle of May in the newspaper business signifies a host of activit ...
    May 16, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • The importance of organ donation

    Editor’s note: The first letter below was submitted and published in the Bureau County Republican in 1994, and at the request of the family, they aske ...
    May 16, 2016 - 3:32 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    The Victorian “Fairy Wedding Waltz” contained some of the fastest scale passages found in piano pieces of the day and has an element of flashy display ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • Attention: Graduates

    It’s that time of year when our area graduates will be receiving their diplomas — whether junior high, high school or college, these pieces of paper r ...
    May 13, 2016 - 2:55 pm