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  • Petition at HSHS was justified

    To the citizens of Henry-Senachwine High School (HSHS) District: I am a parent of the one of the ni ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • The angle of the lens

    During an NFL playoff game earlier this month, a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers fumbled the football late in the game, sending his team reel ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • Globetrotters provide more than just laughs

    I’ve never been a fan of professional athletes. I don’t follow sports, and the most exposure I have to that world is when I watch SportsNation Jeers o ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Headlines from the past

    Time to strap ourselves into our DeLorean Time Machine and head back in time for another episode of “Headlines From the Past.”
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • Chill

    What do we do on a cold winter night?When the power’s gone out,And there is no light.Eerie creeks, b ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 2:51 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    On Saturday, Bureau County Republican/Putnam County Record Staff Writer/Photographer Dave Cook attended the Special Olympics event at Putnam County Hi ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 2:51 pm
  • Picture perfect

    I have a friend who has a ton of framed photographs in her home. I love looking at them. They are filled with smiling faces looking at the camera. The ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • When you find a place you never want to leave

    Have you seen the new billboard on Interstate 80 promoting Princeton? It captures the spirit and affection of this town in a way that almost anyone ca ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Rauner earns an 'incomplete'

    When Bruce Rauner was sworn into office as Illinois governor a year ago, he said: "Each person here today and all those throughout the state will be c ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:52 am
  • An ode to snow

    Well, it’s winter, yes, it’s true.There are often many sides of things, of winter there are two.The ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Guest Commentary

    Editor's note: The following Letter to the Editor exceeds the Bureau County Republican's 500-word limit on Letters to the Editor, therefore, the BCR w ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Princeton girls win the night even though they lost the game

    I have seen a lot of things in the course of covering and following sports in 31-plus years as a journalist.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 3:48 pm
  • Are there assets with your name on them?

    As your state representative, I want to be a resource for people in the 76th District. When I discovered the state of Illinois has $2.1 billion in ass ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Brrrrrr ... That simple word pretty much sums up the past few days in and around Bureau County. With the wind pushing the feels-like temperature to mi ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • Little school in the woods

    In this article I want to talk about the Berlin Center School. This is a one-room school house where my grandpa, Irvin Sommer, went to school.
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 3:12 pm
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