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  • Yesterday’s dinosaurs

    The following column was previously published.My cell phone was dead — not just dying, but dead. I’m ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • The Muffin Man

    Real men might not eat quiche but I’m pretty sure that dinner rolls are on the menu. I’ll get to that later but let me tell you a story first.
    April 17, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Nothing like Opening Day in St. Louis

    There are Opening Day ceremonies around Major League Baseball and then there is the Opening Day celebration at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
    April 15, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Morels coming on the horizon

    With the change in the weather, the thermometer going up and the presence of some additional sunshine, Bureau County has started to become more colorf ...
    April 15, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • The man, the ring ... and the Army

    I’ve got the man. I’ve got the ring, and I’ve never been happier ... I’m engaged!After nearly 10 hou ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Why strengthening the Freedom of Information Act is so important

    President Barack Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides toward achieving thi ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Food Court 4-16

    Here are some easy meals using Bisquick. They are main dishes or desserts to please the whole family with the ease you need after a hard day of work.
    April 15, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    “Hell and High Water” was a project put into production by Fox Studio chief Darryl Zanuck as a direct retort to those who claimed his pet project, “Ci ...
    April 10, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Waltzing through life

    It's been a long couple of weeks — maybe longer. I'm not sure. The days, weeks and months oftentimes run into each other.
    April 13, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Holding on to hope at the grill

    For those who haven’t figured out the real me (a list rumored to include coworkers, employers, teachers, neighbors, the one friend from high school I’ ...
    April 8, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Manners lost

    You’re sitting in a quiet waiting room. The receptionist is typing silently away behind the desk, chatting with her co-worker every now and again. The ...
    April 8, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Food Court 4-9

    What an easy meal to fix when you have a box of Stove Top Stuffing. Add a few ingredients, and you’ve got a meal. Just add a salad, and it’s about as ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Running myself ragged

    I've always hated running. It was the worst part of volleyball practices in high school, and I've avoided it like the plague ever since.
    April 8, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • Easter blessings

    Easter. It’s one of my favorite holidays. Even as a small child, I think Easter only took a backseat to Christmas. And even with all the energy I put ...
    April 3, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Teal

    Dogs sure do like to pee on stuff. That was the life-changing realization I came up with this past w ...
    April 3, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Geuther, Wolves making history at Cardinal Stritch

    Jade Geuther is making great strides with the Cardinal Stritch University softball team in Milwaukee.
    April 1, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Whitetails Unlimited banquet a big success

    Last week was a great banquet for Whitetails Unlimited. When I talked to banquet chairman Bob Stevens, he told me they planned for 200 and when it was ...
    April 1, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Guest commentary

    The March 20 release of the documentary film, “The Hunting Ground,” is raising controversy and questions about the safety of co-eds and cover-ups on U ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Food Court 4-2

    It won’t be long until the Easter season will be upon us. I’ve got a few recipes you can serve to company or to your own family.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • ‘Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania’

    It almost scared you to death.That’s what it seemed like: Heart pounding, palms sweaty, legs weak — ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Missed minutes

    Most of us use technology on a daily basis. I'm primarily speaking of cell phones now.The majority o ...
    March 31, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • My 10 pounds of flour

    Have you ever heard the expression, “Putting 10 pounds of flour in a 5-pound sack?" It is a versatile expression and available for many occasions.
    April 6, 2015 - 2:37 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legacy

    Andes Thompson Best was probably the closest friend Richard Widmark ever had growing up in Princeton and continued to be into their adult lives. Tom w ...
    March 27, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Missed minutes

    Most of us use technology on a daily basis. I'm primarily speaking of cell phones now.The majority o ...
    March 30, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Giovanine, Vikings give it their best (Chips) shot

    Grey Giovanine and the Augustana College Vikings made a great run to the NCAA Division III championship game this season before falling Saturday, Marc ...
    March 25, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Applause, applause ... BV School Board

    Covering the latest news in the Bureau Valley School District has been a captivating experience for me throughout the last month. I’ve continuously fo ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Food Court 3-26

    How about making up your own salad dressings, instead of buying all the big bottles of store bought dressing that never seem to get used up completely ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Over or under?

    The other day on Facebook, I noticed that some friends of mine were having a lively discussion about an incredibly important topic that affects almost ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Over or under?

    The other day on Facebook, I noticed that some friends of mine were having a lively discussion about an incredibly important topic that affects almost ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Second chances

    The winter’s wrath is hopefully behind us. While I’m always anxious for spring, winter never leaves without a trace. Spring officially began Friday, b ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:22 pm
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