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  • Sister acts play well in Bureau County

    Princeton volleyball coach Andy Puck had one question for Sarah Murray when he was considering bringing up her freshman sister Anna to the varsity te ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor’s note: After failing a mammogram test earlier this spring, Barb Kromphardt entered the world of breast cancer treatment. Following a surgical ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Where does the time go?

    So I have a question. Is it just me or does anyone else feel like there is never enough time in the day to get even a few things scratched off your to ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Food Court 10-23

    With all the different Halloween parties coming up, I thought you might be in need of some appetizers to go along with all the fun.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • This, that and the odder

    With the new school year starting, everyone in my family is up to new adventures.Justus is thrilled ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • The legend of Lambeau

    I have several, I guess what most people would refer to as “friends,” who (for reasons unbeknownst to me) are fans of the Green Bay Packers. Sometimes ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Fall-ing into memories

    My grandfather was a fairly stoic man. Of German decent, his heritage taught him strict work ethics, and he worked tirelessly throughout his entire li ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • Fall-ing into memories

    My grandfather was a fairly stoic man. Of German decent, his heritage taught him strict work ethics, and he worked tirelessly throughout his entire li ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • McKean getting back on his feet

    Sean McKean was racing in the 110 Hydro during this summer’s Lake DePue boat races. High winds had delayed the day’s races on a Sunday afternoon, push ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • A successful hunt for father and son

    I really love it when a youth gets to go out hunting with a parent. It just so happens that recently, eight-year-old Cale Ledergerber got that opportu ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:22 pm
  • This ‘ghoul’ loves Halloween

    Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Costumes, free candy, getting to run around the neighborhood with your friends after dark — what’s not ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Food Court 10-16

    How about some cookie recipes to have for your Halloween parties that are coming up? It will be here before we know it. And who doesn’t love a cookie?
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Rauner give Illinois hope

    Gov. Pat Quinn has had more than five years to guide Illinois toward a brighter fiscal future.Instea ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • Did you hear?

    Let me get it out of the way right now ... I’m not a fan of gossip.Have I ever gossiped in my life? ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 6:54 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    We still have lots of the good weather to enjoy. At this stage of life, I find that weather is there with no control from me, so I relax.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • We have to start talking about domestic violence

    Last week, I covered my first domestic violence awareness event hosted by Freedom House.I can honest ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Food Court 10-9

    I often hear from folks who say it’s difficult to cook for just themselves or two people, so I thought I would offer a few recipes that can be prepare ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Seriously ... a new version

    The very first column I wrote and had published in the BCR was in October 2012. That column was about the word “seriously” and how I used that word in ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Another relic

    When I was a little girl, one of my favorite past times was looking through my mom’s photo albums. She had two big ones and one small one, each filled ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • Feeling a bit ‘cheeky’

    While I’m writing this, a television show on the Discovery Channel called “Naked and Afraid” is quietly playing in the background. Oh, who am I trying ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 7:58 pm
  • Appreciating a little mess

    Sometimes a little mess in the house looks nice to me.A couple weeks ago, our nephew, Andy, and his ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Appreciating a little mess

    Sometimes a little mess in the house looks nice to me.A couple weeks ago, our nephew, Andy, and his ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: After failing a mammogram test earlier this spring, Barb Kromphardt entered the world of breast cancer treatment.Following a surgical b ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • October sure to show her true colors

    For some outdoor enthusiasts, October is their favorite month. Mother Nature sure lends a helping hand with all of the fall beauty. Right now, the tre ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • What’s life like in a big family?

    I don’t need to watch the Duggar family on television to know what life in a big family is like. My parents have nine children — a fact that always se ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • ‘Shots Fired’

    You’re stuck.Trapped in an elevator, office, front seat of a car, wishing you were someplace, any pl ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Food Court 10-2

    Pumpkin is so plentiful right now, so I thought it would be good to come up with some good pumpkin recipes.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    We’re officially only a week into fall, and already, the sights and sounds of the season are apparent. Trees around the county are beginning to turn. ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • The ‘purr’-fect storm

    Many of you already know we got a puppy. We’ve been wanting one for 17 years; finally, we threw caution (and common sense) to the wind and made the co ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Illinois basketball loses a legend

    There’s been some good news mixed with some bad news locally in sports this week.Chuck Rolinski, the ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • More than just a typical vacation

    I have a deep love for mountains covered in pine trees, the nothingness of South Dakota, the moon-like Badlands, the big sky of Montana, the weirdness ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Food court 9-25

    Here are a few more fall recipes, since the gardens are about finished for the year. There are always a lot of zucchini squash left after the gardens ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:00 am
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