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  • Our boys of summer

    As I sit down to write a new column, we are heading into a few days of extreme heat and humidity. So high of real feel temperature that 48 hours of he ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • A black mark in our nation’s history

    Over the weekend I was finishing up an article I’d been working on all week. The write-up ran in Tuesday’s issue with the headline, “The national divi ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:01 pm
  • ‘Slanted and inflammatory’

    For those of us who were alive and supportive during the 1960sácivil rights movement, comparing it to the Black Lives Matter activism is an outrage. I ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:02 pm
  • Right on the money

    Here's my two cents' worth: I couldn't be happier that dollar bills are being revamped to include more women and minorities.
    July 26, 2016 - 6:48 pm
  • College students and alcohol

    Gov. (Bruce) Rauner signed a bill to allow the board of trustees of public universities and community colleges to decide whether to allow the sale of ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • Coloring outside the lines ...

    I absolutely love to color which is why my column is called, “Coloring outside the lines.” My mom says I’m practically a coloring fanatic which I am. ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well last week was the hottest and most humid days of the year, which often equates to the same time the Bureau County 4-H Fair rolls into the Bureau ...
    July 25, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Like father, like son

    Greg Wallace had a wonderful article a few weeks ago highlighting Larry Wilcoxen’s caring attitude as an umpire. Those of us who have been around Larr ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • Duck Day Afternoon

    It is well-known and indisputable fact that ducks are the fourth most terrifying member of the fowl family, following in order, chickens, turkeys and ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:07 pm
  • ‘If it bleeds ...’

    I watch, read and listen to a lot of news. It’s what I do, so I’m inclined to see, watch and listen to what other media outlets are doing as well. I t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:07 pm
  • The costs of free trade

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is supposed to be a free trade deal between the U.S., Canada and l0 other countries, including China. I ...
    July 20, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Bad situation will only get worse

    I have ready many articles about the budget impasse in local newspapers. Very few of the articles describe the cause of the present poor economy for I ...
    July 20, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • A pocket full of memories

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about hankies — an item most ladies from yesteryear used to carry with them without fail. Those hankies were a ...
    July 19, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • I am THAT mom

    I am THAT mom.I am the one who just finished cleaning the snake cage, while he snuggled in my bosom ...
    July 18, 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s a big week for many young people in Bureau County, as the 2016 Bureau County 4-H Fair rolls into town. Held at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in P ...
    July 18, 2016 - 2:21 pm