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  • Perfect for me

    With both my children celebrating their birthdays within the next three weeks, I can't believe how big they are getting, and I'm so proud of the peopl ...
    June 28, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Climbing the Walls

    It's wonderful how people now can trace their family roots back for many generations. My family tree has a mystery, however, that I think even Ancestr ...
    June 28, 2016 - 12:59 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It was sure a busy weekend. Like I’ve always said, you don’t have to stray too far in our own backyard to find something to do nearly every weekend th ...
    June 27, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • Heavenly hankies

    It was white, had been laundered a bazillion times, and there was usually some kind of embroidery on it — I assume to make it pretty. All women of any ...
    June 28, 2016 - 12:45 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Doris Fetherston, freshman English and public speaking teacher at Princeton High School, would have a life-changing effect on her student Richard Widm ...
    June 24, 2016 - 3:45 pm
  • The city of Princeton and the Flags of Freedom

    Editor’s note: The following guest editorial exceeds the Bureau County Republican’s 500-word limit. Therefore, the BCR will extend the to someone with ...
    June 20, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Hang on tightly! Summer has clearly arrived in Bureau County. From here through the annual Homestead Festival, you can just about be assured there wil ...
    June 20, 2016 - 3:25 pm
  • Mending broken fences

    I’ve been struggling with the best way to approach Father’s Day in this column. I’ve been in a tailspin all week long, attempting to put into words so ...
    June 17, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • A Father’s Day reflection

    Oct. 15th was my dad’s birthday. It was a bittersweet event for me. I spent the evening talking to him and relating to him, but I couldn’t help shake ...
    June 17, 2016 - 3:20 pm
  • Essentially ... I’m oily

    My wife is a hippie. I always kind of suspicioned it. She doesn’t like to wear socks or shoes. That’s a dead giveaway to the hippie culture.
    June 17, 2016 - 3:21 pm
  • Being different

    Being different is OK because everyone is different in their own special way. I amdifferent because ...
    June 27, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Learning the language

    I bought a new house in Tiskilwa last fall and have been working hard to spruce up the place. The task requires much effort and a patient endurance as ...
    June 20, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Neighborhood hooligans

    My neighborhood has become the playground for a large group of unruly youth. I first saw them while I was walking with my dogs. I simply noticed them, ...
    June 15, 2016 - 1:08 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I spent last Friday in Springfield at the annual Illinois Press Association convention. As always, it was great to see colleagues I’ve met throughout ...
    June 13, 2016 - 3:27 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Young Richard Widmark was slowly learning things about himself and that he had talents in many areas that with some polishing, would be of great value ...
    June 10, 2016 - 1:53 pm
  • Needing a vacation after summer vacation

    A few days ago, my children gleefully ran out of their school, ready for their much anticipated summer vacation. But let me tell you, these summer vac ...
    June 13, 2016 - 9:54 am
  • Not on the weekend ...

    Editor’s note: The following guest editorial exceeds the Bureau County Republican’s 500-word limit for Letters to the Editor, therefore, the BCR will ...
    June 8, 2016 - 3:45 pm
  • Keep the ‘Flags of Freedom’ flying

    Editor’s note: The following guest editorial exceeds the Bureau County Republican’s 500-word limit for Letters to the Editor, therefore, the BCR will ...
    June 8, 2016 - 4:15 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    It would be nice if the summer wasn’t going by so quickly. Oh well, we are all used to kids growing faster and time sliding by quicker, aren’t we? In ...
    June 14, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! What a beautiful weekend. I saw tons of people working in their yards and participating in outdoor activities. I also saw lots of four-legged fri ...
    June 6, 2016 - 1:49 pm
  • The avian influence

    Several months ago parakeets were added to my menagerie of three dogs and a large aquarium. The chosen pair were always perched together during my vis ...
    June 6, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Flying straight

    Mom told me a story once with tears in her eyes of a man who was hunting with his son. The man sent his son up on over the bluff to scope the surround ...
    June 3, 2016 - 2:14 pm
  • Down that dusty road

    There was something in the air. It smelled different. I can't exactly put my finger on it, but as I allow my mind to travel down those dusty roads of ...
    June 7, 2016 - 1:34 pm
  • Wiener takes all

    As I sit here in the wee early hours, impatiently waiting for divine inspiration to take over this keyboard and pump out a newspaper column worthy of ...
    June 7, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I’m glad so many of you came out to observe the Memorial Day holiday on Monday. A lot of time and energy goes into orchestrating these events, so if y ...
    May 30, 2016 - 12:19 pm