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  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Richard Widmark was disappointed, to say the least, when he returned home to Princeton, Ill., in the first part of July in the summer of 1932. He woul ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Shredded

    It’s an interesting machine, to say the least. Born out of the need to protect oneself from others, I assume. It’s that relatively inexpensive gadget ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • The age of the love letter

    I had my first thought about the concept of this column last year, after Johnny Cash’s letter to his wife, June, was named the greatest love letter. H ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:43 pm
  • Legion needs reinforcements

    The centennial of World War I (1914-18) reminds us of a terrible conflict that otherwise had been fading fast in the national memory.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Dant really does own the bowling alley now

    J.T. Dant already bowled like he owned the place.He’s a three-time winner of the Master’s Bowling To ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • Henry Decoy Show set for Feb. 14

    Hope you are free on Feb. 14 so you can attend the 48th annual Henry Decoy Show. This is really a great show for those who like to see or collect deco ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • ‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’

    “I forgive you.”Are there any three more powerful words? Can “I love you” — also used for counter to ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • The blink

    It’s been said things happen “in the blink of an eye.” I’ve used the phrase myself — actually quite a few times. My grandmother used to say it too ... ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • What makes you bloom?

    This is a story about a little Swedish Ivy. His journey began over a decade ago when my ex in-laws decided to go to the Bahamas for three years on a m ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    My mom and I were looking through a magazine the other day, and we came across a survey conducted by the Bank of America. I’m not sure when the survey ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • More power to the Illinois Future Caucus

    Illinois, saddled with massive debt and deficits, unfunded pension obligations, and a budget-less state government, needs all the help it can get.
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 12:48 pm
  • Deep pockets

    With the Iowa caucuses looming this next week, I guess that it’s time I write my occasional political column. As a distant relative of “The Media,” an ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 12:48 pm
  • Dobrich back in the game at St. Bede

    Luke Dobrich turned down Mike Kilmartin’s first invite to join the St. Bede Bruins basketball staff this season. But when Killer called again, Dobrich ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:36 pm
  • Make results worth the wait

    Time is the stuff life is made of, so the saying goes.When government wastes the people’s money, tha ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • An important secret

    I want to pass on to you a very important secret that it took me some time to learn and that has bothered me over my lifetime. This is the secret: Cha ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:57 pm
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