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  • This, that ... and the odder

    The other day, I was sorting though my huge box of newspaper clippings looking for a column to include with our family Christmas card. After a long ti ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legacy

    The Great Lakes have a big influence on the climate of the surrounding landscape, acting like a giant heat sink, moderating the temperatures of the su ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • No vacancy!

    I think back to my youthful Sunday school days, and I can remember being troubled about the Christmas story, when Mary and Joseph were told there was ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • A teaching failure

    It seems that school has changed a lot since I was a student.I can remember slaving away working on ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • The next to connect (999-piece puzzle)

    There was one piece missing. I thought up to the last second, when only a dozen pieces remained to be inserted into the mix, that there was the full r ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • Food Court 12-18

    If you’re still waiting to bake your holiday cookies, here are some to try to keep the whole family busy and having fun. No doubt there we be a lot of ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • My life as a prankster ... I mean writer

    As I get settled into the new office setting, I find my tastes seem to be changing. Suddenly I am relating to people and things in different ways ... ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:01 pm
  • Hunters shoot more deer this year in Illinois

    Surprise, I thought sure this year’s deer totals would be less than last year’s. But according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resource’s totals ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • It’s in the bag!

    I made the comment the other day that I wish I could just give all my Christmas presents in the bag in which they came home from the store. Ultimately ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • O Tannenbaum

    The shortest distance between a young husband/father and a Merry Christmas is a straight line. I learned that the hard way.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • The 12 days of bankruptcy

    I was determined. This was the year I'd do it.You've heard the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” befor ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Holding on to Christmas magic

    I had a great childhood, filled with wonderful people and experiences, and the memories I have of those days are among my most precious. Some of my mo ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Food Court 12-11

    How about some different side dishes to go along with your holiday dinners? It’s always fun to try something new, and I bet your guests will be asking ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legacy

    The early silent movies, besides being captivating moving images projected on the screen, were at their best when they had great writers for the title ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • The key to tomorrow

    Like many Americans across our great country, I find the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. — which has precipitated more unrest across the nation — is nothing s ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • A deluge of delusional odds

    Against all odds, the humorous (yet unreliable) meteorologist had come through with a surprisingly accurate forecast.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • A blast from the past

    It never fails to amaze me how we can go years without talking to an old friend, and then just randomly out of the blue, one contacts the other, and w ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:42 am
  • Becker caps career with state title at Stevenson

    Football has been a way of life for Princeton native Brent Becker.The 1994 PHS graduate learned the ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • ‘Leaving Time’

    A good mother loves her child unconditionally.She cares for her little one, making sure the baby is ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Food Court 12-4

    How about some different potato dishes to prepare for your Christmas dinners? Try something new to keep everyone guessing.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Samaritan existence

    “Respect for ourselves guides our morals. Respect for others guides our manners.” Laurence SterneFro ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    Let us take a look at small town Bureau County in the 1890s. From the Bureau County Republican of the era, the headline stories did not always make th ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Lighting our way

    When I was a little kid, one of our Christmas traditions was the annual ride through Princeton to see everyone’s Christmas lights and decorations. It ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • The 3 x 5 card

    Now that Thanksgiving is past, we are now ensconced in the holiday season and my family responsibilities are now half over. Let me explain.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Mixed reviews on first deer season

    I just got off the phone with Hennepin Canal Parkway, and it was reported the deer harvest was spotty. One group of hunters reported they saw several ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:06 pm
  • Food Court 11-27

    I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get tired of Thanksgiving leftovers before they’re gone. If you have a lot of leftovers from your big turkey/h ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Thankfully ... I’m grateful

    It’s easy to say that I am thankful for my new job with the Bureau County Republican, and it would be suitable for an article published on Thanksgivin ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • A new car? Not so sure!

    I own two cars. Well, one-and-a-third actually. While my car title is free and clear, I’ll be paying off my wife’s car probably three years after it g ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Middle America has finished the harvest, and as usual, most were not disappointed in the crops. The soil and weather are generally so generous to us w ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:13 pm
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