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  • Heavenly hankies

    It was white, had been laundered a bazillion times, and there was usually some kind of embroidery on it — I assume to make it pretty. All women of any ...
    June 24, 2016 - 1:59 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Doris Fetherston, freshman English and public speaking teacher at Princeton High School, would have a life-changing effect on her student Richard Widm ...
    June 24, 2016 - 3:45 pm
  • Perfect for me

    With both my children celebrating their birthdays within the next three weeks, I can’t believe how big they are getting, and I’m so proud of the peopl ...
    June 22, 2016 - 2:15 pm
  • Keep those flags flying

    As one single American, I again defend the Flags of Freedom and their right to fly. Clean, crisp an ...
    June 22, 2016 - 2:16 pm
  • Thoughtless journalism

    There was an article written in Saturday’s Bureau County Republican on the circumstances of the death of one of our citizens. There (conveniently plac ...
    June 22, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • The city of Princeton and the Flags of Freedom

    Editor’s note: The following guest editorial exceeds the Bureau County Republican’s 500-word limit. Therefore, the BCR will extend the to someone with ...
    June 20, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Hang on tightly! Summer has clearly arrived in Bureau County. From here through the annual Homestead Festival, you can just about be assured there wil ...
    June 20, 2016 - 3:25 pm
  • Mending broken fences

    I’ve been struggling with the best way to approach Father’s Day in this column. I’ve been in a tailspin all week long, attempting to put into words so ...
    June 17, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • A Father’s Day reflection

    Oct. 15th was my dad’s birthday. It was a bittersweet event for me. I spent the evening talking to him and relating to him, but I couldn’t help shake ...
    June 17, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Essentially ... I’m oily

    My wife is a hippie. I always kind of suspicioned it. She doesn’t like to wear socks or shoes. That’s a dead giveaway to the hippie culture.
    June 17, 2016 - 3:21 pm
  • Being different

    Being different is OK because everyone is different in their own special way. I am different because I have a peanut allergy, and I have asthma. I als ...
    June 20, 2016 - 4:08 pm
  • Learning the language

    I bought a new house in Tiskilwa last fall and have been working hard to spruce up the place. The task requires much effort and a patient endurance as ...
    June 20, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Neighborhood hooligans

    My neighborhood has become the playground for a large group of unruly youth. I first saw them while I was walking with my dogs. I simply noticed them, ...
    June 15, 2016 - 1:08 pm
  • Adding some grey into black, white thinking

    In response to “Speaking the Truth” article on June 9 in which the writer expresses the need for our country to bring back our faith in Jesus, I stron ...
    June 15, 2016 - 1:09 pm
  • The horror that unfolded Sunday

    Many of us awoke Sunday morning to a sunny day, anticipating a worship experience at our churches, seeing our fellow congregants. If we tuned in to ne ...
    June 15, 2016 - 1:09 pm