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  • Mark your calendars: BCR forums

    On March 22 and March 23, the Bureau County Republican will again host two forums — one a candidates’ forum and the other an informational forum.
    March 14, 2017 - 4:04 pm
  • Landline phones: Do you still have one? Do you think you might ever get rid of it?

    Yes. I still have a landline. I live in Sheffield, and although I've been told a new tower in the area improves reception on my cell phone, I still ha ...
    March 14, 2017 - 3:50 pm
  • NCAA madness abounds in March

    I always get excited trying to show off my college basketball knowledge by trying to predict which of the 68 men's teams entering the NCAA tournament ...
    March 15, 2017 - 2:31 pm
  • Keep the commandments

    At the wedding in Cana, Our Blessed Mother said to Jesus, “They are out of wine (John 2:3).” “You m ...
    March 14, 2017 - 3:46 pm
  • Campaigning for office?

    Just some suggestions to those of you that are campaigning for office: 1. If you stop at a house th ...
    March 14, 2017 - 3:45 pm
  • 23 minutes and counting

    Twenty-three minutes one way. That’s the amount of time it takes me to back out of my driveway in Sheffield and pull into the parking lot at the Burea ...
    March 10, 2017 - 2:03 pm
  • The good side of social media

    Are you a fan of social media? You know what I mean, Twitter, Tumbler, Facebook, etc., etc., etc. I am not “on” numerous sites, as they say, but I am ...
    March 10, 2017 - 1:43 pm
  • Bucket List — Part 2

    In case you missed the first Bucket List article, my Bucket List is the reason I have achieved goals and experienced some exciting adventures. It cont ...
    March 10, 2017 - 1:42 pm
  • Be prepared for severe weather

    Already in 2017, Bureau County has been fairly fortunate to escape the results of severe weather.On ...
    March 10, 2017 - 1:43 pm
  • Teaching that 'old dog' new tricks

    Television shows, at least during the daytime, try to help me learn how to do things. You know what I mean — how to organize my closet, how to keep th ...
    March 13, 2017 - 12:11 pm
  • Enjoying the abundant life at any age

    We are all growing older. Thanks a lot, right?I realize that many will think this is not a very opti ...
    March 10, 2017 - 2:52 pm
  • It’s about time!

    I don’t know about you, but I’m about giddy waiting for Daylight Saving Time to begin on Sunday, March 12. That’s when we will “spring forward” and se ...
    March 7, 2017 - 4:01 pm
  • Major League Baseball has begun spring training. Do you plan to attend any MLB games this year?

    I have no plans to attend a major league baseball game this year. It's too much money to justify ta ...
    March 7, 2017 - 3:35 pm
  • Democracy and Freedom of the Press

    President Donald Trump recently professed, “I love the First Amendment — nobody loves it more than me.” But last month, he took to Twitter to tar the ...
    March 7, 2017 - 3:32 pm
  • ‘The whirlwind that swirls around him ...’

    We “live in interesting times.”For the second time in 16 years, a man has ascended to the most powerful position in our nation without the mandate of ...
    March 7, 2017 - 3:31 pm