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  • Here we go again!

    Some lawmakers in Springfield are again trying to make government less transparent.State Rep. Joe So ...
    March 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Henri’s Bakery, Princeton, opened the first week in November 1925 with half page ads in the Bureau County Republican touting their baked goods, pastri ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Mr. Robinson’s neighborhood

    If there’s one coach you have to root for, no matter what school you follow or whose colors you wear, it’s Don Robinson.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • A 5 a.m. life-changer

    A year ago I embarked on one of the craziest experiences of my life.With the persuasion and encourag ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Food Court 2-26

    Make a different vegetable dish to complete your meal with the meatballs or meat loaf from the previous week’s recipes.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • As the gates swing wide

    “From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.” Proverbs 12:14
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • The Lenten sacrifice

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season, which leads up to Easter on April 5. It’s a holy time which allows for intr ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Trivial pursuits

    I used to think I was smart. Not in the math, science and English sort of way … you know, the type of subjects that actually help you in life. No, my ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Welcome to the Jungle, one last time

    Going to Red Devil Gymnasium at Hall High School the past couple weeks has brought out the sentimentalist in me and memories of the glory days and gam ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Chris Kyle Day ...

    In the state of Texas, Feb. 2 has been proclaimed Chris Kyle Day by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in honor of the American hero.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Food Court 2-19

    Another meal favorite of mine is the all-time meatloaf meal. With your favorite potato and salad, there are so many different recipes which makes it s ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 8:29 am
  • Putting the team into teamwork

    All of your life you are part of a team. There’s the team that you live with as you grow up ... you know, your family. Whatever your family consists o ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • During Richard Widmark’s time ...

    The Great Depression of 1929 was a worldwide depression that lasted for 10 years, starting in 1929, with “Black Thursday,” Oct. 24, 1929, when 12.9 mi ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • How does love look?

    For years, I’ve wanted to write the perfect Valentine’s Day column. I’ve wanted to write the words that profoundly etched this holiday onto your heart ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • Olson moving up SBA scoring charts

    Area basketball players continue to move up the career scoring ranks.St. Bede junior Jarrett Olson j ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • The post vacation blues

    Returning to reality is a harsh blow to the mind.The mister and I returned from nine days of sunny f ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Food Court 2-12

    This is one of my favorite meals — meatballs any way, shape and form. Hope you enjoy these recipes. ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Knowledge is power

    It’s official. I have become the “you’ll poke your eye out” type of mother. It’s a mother’s duty to suck the fun out of any potentially dangerous acti ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Practice makes perfect ...?

    In the last month, one of the most embarrassing memories from my youth has come up in conversation more than once.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Cold ... by design

    When I was young, I lived in a drafty old farmhouse. The house was heated with a coal furnace, which lived in the cellar. I remember many a winter day ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Save the grapes

    Every now and again, I like to utilize this powerful soapbox upon which I currently stand to shed light on issues that affect good, hard-working Ameri ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Threadbare

    In our downstairs bathroom, we have the prettiest guest towels hanging on the towel bar. Right now, there are towels that depict the winter season, em ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • ‘Of All the Gin Joints: Stumbling Through Hollywood History’

    A toast …You’ve been doing that often lately. A toast to friends and family around the table. To a n ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 9:25 am
  • Princeton coaches doing just fine

    John Bellino had a distinguished Hall of Fame career at St. Bede Academy, winning 176 football games and 625 in baseball over a 35-year career.
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 3:45 pm
  • A shotgun salute to Tom Nelson

    A week ago Sunday, several friends and members of the Princeton Game and Fish Club met down at the clubhouse to pay their final respects to a fallen f ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • The soundtrack of your life

    “If there’s a Rock and Roll Heaven, then you know they got a hell of a band.” — The Righteous Brothers, 1974. Written by Alan O’Day and Johnny Stevens ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Food Court

    How about trying some different dips for parties and upcoming celebrations like wedding showers, graduations and other events? If you get started earl ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:00 am
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