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Opinion

  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is another installment in a series by former staff writer Barb Kromphardt.After ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Service line protection

    Recently, the Bureau County Republican published an article, “Buyer beware: Spring Valley asks residents to be cautious,” regarding mailings local res ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • ‘A big difference’

    Ken Schroeder’s July 15 commentary “In this case ...” contains an inaccuracy. He writes that “Hobby Lobby, a for-profit entity, objected to providing ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Treat them with honor and respect

    This is an open appeal to the Homestead Festival Parade committee. As Homestead Festival time looms ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • In this case ...

    The Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision June 30 that will have repercussions for a long time to come. It’s a case that was guara ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It looks like most of the corn that was downed during the storm a few weeks ago has recovered well. I guess Mother Natures takes and gives ... Glad to ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Unbroken

    Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star and World War II hero who died in Los Angeles on July 2, traveled far and wide during his 97 years.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • Are we teaching wrong values?

    I grew up during the Depression in the 1930s when people were basically self-sufficient — you had to be— unemployment was about 30 percent of the labo ...
    July 9, 2014 - 3:29 pm
  • Guest Commentary

    Editor’s note: The following exceeds the Bureau County Republican’s Letter to the Editor word requirement, therefore, the BCR will extend the same opp ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. I really liked having the holiday fall on Friday, which gave most a three-day weekend. Several of us at th ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is the second installment in an ongoing column by Barb Kromphardt.On Monday morn ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Where does sustainability matter most?

    The push to “go green” touches every area of our lives, from EPA fuel economy rules to the ban on 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. But where does su ...
    June 30, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • A July 2 celebration

    As we prepare to gather with friends and family to celebrate the Fourth of July, I want to encourage everyone to take a moment to commemorate another ...
    June 30, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I can hardly believe July has arrived! Where did June go? For that matter ... what happened to January, February, March, April and May? This year is f ...
    June 30, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Get the facts

    GBE is a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission line proposed to traverse your area. Dr. Sm ...
    June 25, 2014 - 1:45 pm
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