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  • A note from your publisher ...

    Times were different when we built the Bureau County Republican facility on Ace Road in 2004.Then, e ...
    May 13, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    What a stunning spring. So many blooming trees, shrubs and spring flowers. I must be getting older, since I can’t remember last spring as so pretty. N ...
    May 11, 2016 - 1:49 pm
  • Heading for the finish line

    The big event is almost upon me — in just a matter of days, I’ll be toeing the start line at my first half marathon at the Starved Rock Country Marath ...
    May 11, 2016 - 1:50 pm
  • ‘Religious liberty ... under attack’

    Socialism cannot be reconciled with the teaching of the Catholic Church because its concept of society is foreign to Christian values.
    May 11, 2016 - 1:50 pm
  • The art of juggling

    Years ago, as I browsed a store loaded with novelty items of many descriptions, a book promising to teach me how to juggle caught my attention. Juggli ...
    May 10, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • The family we choose

    Near the end of 2015, I watched the quick decline of two family members. They had been at my side since January of 2003.
    May 9, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope each and every one of you were able to have a great celebration this past weekend for Mother’s Day. Whether you celebrated your own mom, your g ...
    May 9, 2016 - 1:36 pm
  • ‘Job well done’

    Congratulations to BCR reporter Eric Engel on his work on the “Heroin Hits Home” piece.  After 35 years in policing and after working with countless m ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:56 pm
  • Crazy lady

    Crayons sure are pretty. In fact, I struggle to think of anything more vibrant and beautiful than a full box of crayons standing proudly at attention ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • To Mom, with love

    I’ve thought about this column for quite some time now. Historically — for the last 20 years — I always focus my Saturday column before Mother’s Day o ...
    May 6, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Love and truth

    Jesus was asked which is the greatest commandment. Jesus replied love. (Matthew 22:35-39) In our nation we don’t practice this; they have accepted the ...
    May 4, 2016 - 3:21 pm
  • ‘Heroin Hits Home’

    “Heroin Hits Home!” A grand-slam by one of the most creative wordsmiths ever to have his name on the marquee for the Bureau County Republican — Eric E ...
    May 4, 2016 - 3:21 pm
  • Hastert got what he deserved

    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s multiple teenage victims did not deserve the sexual abuse he inflicted upon them as a Yorkville High School ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • ‘Tell them thanks ...’

    “Tell them thanks before they’re gone.” This is what I read as I looked through the Bureau County Republican the other day. As those of you who read t ...
    May 2, 2016 - 1:14 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, it happened. Seemingly overnight, the leaves on many area trees appeared. I always love waiting for those tender and fragile buds to turn into l ...
    May 2, 2016 - 1:13 pm