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  • What to write?

    I have been struggling to come up with a topic for a new column. I think of an idea and write a few paragraphs, but then the words don’t flow or don’t ...
    July 13, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Coloring outside the lines ...

    My name is Simeon Bystry, and I am planning to write columns for the BCR. I am 12 years old and going into seventh grade in the fall. I am home-school ...
    July 13, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Philip 48

    Whatever is true … cannot be denied. The facts have no partner, and all of time. They speak a universal language centered in the roots of the fruit, u ...
    July 13, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • Feeling the heat ...

    If you're anywhere around my age or older, the idea of hot and humid weather no doubt takes you down those dusty roads from yesteryear, when the words ...
    July 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Last week was a terrible week — given the tragic and senseless murders that happened in Texas, Louisiana and Minnesota. We had quite a conversation in ...
    July 11, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • ‘Love one another’

    I am writing in response to the letter you published on July 5 in which Ted Roberts quoted Scripture, referred to the pastor of a church here as “sinf ...
    July 11, 2016 - 2:14 pm
  • Classifed: Never again!

    I have been watching the news for the last few days concerning the recommendation of FBI Director Comey’s on his department’s findings concerning Hill ...
    July 8, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • Tink

    Things change rapidly in the journalism world. I was all geared up to tell you a frightening tale about a duck roundup I was recently involved in, but ...
    July 8, 2016 - 1:47 pm
  • But it’s a dry heat

    Being in the midst of summer, heat is at the forefront of my mind. I was hesitant to write about it, mainly because I dread sounding like an old man — ...
    July 6, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Who will answer the call?

    I can understand the people who were more than disappointed when they went  to the Immaculate Conception Church in Spring Valley and saw a sign on the ...
    July 6, 2016 - 2:31 pm
  • It’s more than just a fireworks show

    For some people, the Fourth of July is just another holiday with fireworks and parties, but it’s a whole lot more than that.
    July 6, 2016 - 2:28 pm
  • Are we free to pick and choose?

    Jude was eager to write believers about their salvation, but he felt he must, instead, warn them about false teachers who were perverting the grace of ...
    July 4, 2016 - 1:02 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    By now, “the rocket’s red glare and the bombs bursting in air” are just a memory after another fun-filled Fourth of July weekend. I hope you had a gre ...
    July 4, 2016 - 1:01 pm
  • Traditional? Old-fashioned?

    I like to think of myself as a traditionalist. Actually, most people might prefer to say I’m old-fashioned, but regardless of the description, I hold ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:49 pm
  • ‘Until we meet again’

    My brother, Gene Fred Nanninga, died suddenly on July 5, 2015. Gene was just 17 years old when he w ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:51 pm