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  • Considerations by Nedda

    Some young mothers were talking about their favorite fall colors, and one who had five children replied, “The yellow school bus.”
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • What makes a collection?

    Collecting, though not exclusively human, has been thoroughly developed by us and has been broken into countless categories and sub-categories. The pe ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Perfecting the performance ...

    My children grew up thinking my mother was a cyborg. She is that grandparent who always had a camera or video camera covering half of her face, giving ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 8:42 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    The Bureau County Fair comes to town this week. For some, it will be a brand new experience, however for many of us, this traditional August activity ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • Extend media coverage to all courtrooms

    Letting the public see, and hear, and know more about how the Illinois judicial process works is the goal of an Extended Media Coverage policy that wa ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • A wave of change

    I grew up on a farm. While that meant many things back then, one of the most important traits that distinguished us from city folks was the ability to ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • Recalculating

    Technology is a nice thing, right up until the point when you really need it, and then technology leaves you by the side of the road like a jilted lov ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 3:52 pm
  • 'The way it should be'

    Like most Americans, I've read the news stories. I've watched the reports — the ones about African Americans being killed by police; the ones about po ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Coloring outside the lines ...

    I know it stinks that school is going back into session, but my favorite thing of all time happens right at the same time school starts. It’s the Bure ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:05 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ignorance is bliss

    Last week, you got to hear political talking head Terri Simon elaborate on the qualities of her presidential candidate, her dog Purrcee. It was all bo ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • My new normal

    I’m just getting back into the swing of things here in the newsroom after taking time off to welcome my first baby to the world. It’s been an adjustme ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 10:16 am
  • Social ... without the media

    Our society is firmly entrenched in the digital age, and its prevalence will only grow. Children are coming of age who’ve never known the world withou ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • A trip down Route 56

    The lights drop, and we join each other on stage.There are two ways of going about it. You either ge ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 3:50 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope many of you had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Relay for Life of Bureau County, which was held Saturday at Zearing Park in Princeton. This ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • Purrcee for President

    OK, I’ve spent the past two weeks watching the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Eve ...
    July 29, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • 8,566

    As I write this, global warming is apparently taking place somewhere in my armpit region because there is a terrifying stench wafting past my nostrils ...
    July 29, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • Duck Day Afternoon

    It is well-known and indisputable fact that ducks are the fourth most terrifying member of the fowl family, following in order, chickens, turkeys and ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Our boys of summer

    As I sit down to write a new column, we are heading into a few days of extreme heat and humidity. So high of real feel temperature that 48 hours of he ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • A black mark in our nation’s history

    Over the weekend I was finishing up an article I’d been working on all week. The write-up ran in Tuesday’s issue with the headline, “The national divi ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:01 pm
  • Right on the money

    Here's my two cents' worth: I couldn't be happier that dollar bills are being revamped to include more women and minorities.
    July 26, 2016 - 6:48 pm