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  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, it’s that time again. The backpacks are filled with a bazillion dollars worth of new school supplies. New school clothes are hanging in the clos ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • The closing of the East Tower

    In reading what was written (and I’m thankful there’s still real reporting going on) I noticed a couple things that I think the article did not cover ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Why do we need a county administrator?

    After writing an article about the hiring of a new administrator in March, I see in the Aug. 11, 2016, issue of the Bureau County Republican the count ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • We need to prioritize

    With the closing of the East Tower at Bureau Valley South (Buda), I have heard and seen a lot of negative comments about how the proposed addition in ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • Old Yeller

    Why does dog poop smell so much worse right after I step in it?This is just one of the many, many de ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • My Olympic dream

    In the past few days, I’ve spent some time watching the Olympics. As always, I am thoroughly impressed with the athletic prowess of these phenomenal a ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 4:08 pm
  • In the scope of things ...

    Stress. On any given day, you're likely to hear the word come from most everyone's mouth, or at the least, you're likely to see stress and its results ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Is speaking the truth unloving?

    There are many passages in the Scriptures if one is really interested ináthe truth on the topic of sex. But let’s look at it from a non-Biblical view. ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • Another Taj Mahal in Princeton?

    In reference to your article on July 28, “Breaking down plans — building the future,” I want to know what you are talking about. How do we get from an ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Seeing the ‘forest through the trees’

    I would just like to applaud the Bureau County Republican for the pictures you ran of our presidential candidates at their national conventions. We ar ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Supreme Court should allow Illinoisans a vote on remap reform

    The Illinois Supreme Court was entirely correct to allow an emergency motion for direct appeal last week on a Cook County judge’s ruling that knocked ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 3:21 pm
  • Look at the long-term effects

    I applaud state political representatives for working to improve Illinois’ infrastructure. I agree that creative measures must be taken, but in these ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • Holding our legislators accountable

    The Independent Map Amendment is an exciting concept. Independent Maps is a grassroots, citizens’ initiative. Hundreds of thousands of signatures were ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Congratulations are in order to our newest Bureau County Fair Queen. The pageant was held at Bureau Valley High School in Manlius — a perfect location ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Only in America ...

    In America, we have the “right” to litter our sidewalks and streets. But along with our freedoms come responsibility. Pick up after yourself and teach ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 1:42 pm