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  • From the editor’s desk

    I think that hot and humid weather we Midwesterners associate with summer finally smacked us in the face this past weekend. No other way to say it ... ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Dedication

    There is many forms of dedication. Police and fire personnel have dedicated their lives to protect the public.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 1:13 pm
  • No free in freedom

    The battle in the air that Donald Widmark and Max Castner were a part of in World War II was mirrored on the ground in the brutal warfare against the ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • 'Keep Manhattan just give me that countryside'

    I'm a farmer now. Well ... kind of. Sort of. Not really, but for the sake of this silly column, just play along with me.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:18 am
  • Food Court 8-13

    Squash will be coming on soon. Here are some good recipes for all kinds of squash. How about trying one of these recipes for something different?
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • School supplies

    I was in the department store the other day, and the shelf after shelf of school supplies caught my eye. It’s been quite some time since I had to shop ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • What is really going on?

    The junior high addition and consolidation is about one thing and one thing only for the administration and board … Cuts. In particular, cutting teach ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It was good to see so many of you Friday at the Bureau County Relay for Life. It was a great event — very inspirational, and one never leaves this ann ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Framework for life

    As usual my alarm cheerily declared the new day’s arrival, so I attempted to reach for the small white button that would kill the obnoxious announceme ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Safe At Home

    Country singer Trace Adkins has a recent song out that every family member needs to hear. It tells several stories of people hurrying to get to the ne ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • ‘Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship’

    The hole you dug as a kid would never reach China.That didn’t matter to you, though; China wasn’t yo ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Food Court 8-6

    Tomatoes are really coming on now, so it’s the time to try something new in the recipe line. Cucumbers are also available now in large quantities. Enj ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • A rushed plan may not be a good plan

    Last fall the great concern was brought up for the building in Buda. There is a problem with the building and something SHOULD be done. However, this ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It was another busy weekend in and around Bureau County. I hope you took the opportunity to enjoy some of the activities in your own backyard ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 3:15 pm
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