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  • Attention Bureau Valley residents: ‘Speak up’

    There were a group of several friends. All of them hosted barbecues and game nights at their homes. They were all about to make their final mortgage p ...
    June 24, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • A river runs through it

    I need your help in changing a city practice of pumping the sewer water from the Beech Street sewer manhole into the Bird Haven Subdivision every time ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope all the fellows out there had a great Father’s Day weekend. There are so many good men out there who go the extra mile for their children ... a ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • 25 years ...

    As I tightened my saddle girth on my horse, Kip, I could only think of how blessed I am. David and I have recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniver ...
    June 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    “The flak was thick about them, the fighters, they were worse.  Above the roar of battle, you could hear old Brogger curse; The chatter of the turrets ...
    June 19, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Thank you to Z Tour

    From our community and all the residents in Bureau County, thank you to Z Tour. For the past four ye ...
    June 17, 2015 - 1:13 pm
  • Why be deceived?

    The popular belief is that the crucifixion of our Lord was on Friday. That is not true; so where do we go to find the truth? I would suggest that you ...
    June 17, 2015 - 1:13 pm
  • Food Court 6-18

    What a wonderful time to start doing some grilling out. The weather is perfect for the cooking, if it would just stop raining. Father’s Day is coming ...
    June 17, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Climbing the Walls

    About 23 years ago, I began writing "Climbing the Walls." Reading our local paper late one night, I thought the owner needed some filler on occasions ...
    June 16, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I spent a couple of days last week in Normal at the Illinois Press Association’s annual convention. It’s a time when a host of newspaper people from a ...
    June 15, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    I have been reminded all my life how short I am. When I was little, I thought maybe it was a flaw, and I would worry about it. My Dad told me to decid ...
    June 15, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • My compass ...

    Lost along the road of life I wandered aimlessly uncertain of myself and of my direction. One little ad in the local newspaper changed my life for the ...
    June 10, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Honoring veterans

    Each year on June 14 we celebrate Flag Day in honor of the 1777 adoption of the American flag. The American flag represents many things to many people ...
    June 10, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • A silver screen challenge

    I'm a child of the TV generation, no doubt. I've seen them all — sitcoms, cartoons, shorts, after-school specials or anything else catching my attenti ...
    June 9, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    This Sunday is Flag Day. I don’t know if you know the history behind this significant day, but it’s really interesting. There are a host of websites t ...
    June 8, 2015 - 2:40 pm
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