Columnists

  • Headlines from the past

    It’s time again to pull out that dusty old shoe box full of black and white memories, my friends. Here we are with another edition of “Headlines from ...
    April 14, 2014 - 3:06 pm
  • A Princeton legend: Richard Widmark

    Richard Widmark and John Wayne (born Marion Morrison) were on different sides of the fence politically but were both solid professionals and had simil ...
    April 11, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Decorating heaven

    When I was a junior high kid — maybe even younger, my friends and I used to go into Hoffman’s on the west side of Princeton’s Main Street and buy frie ...
    April 11, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • State legislature takes on the IHSA

    I find the ongoing Illinois High School Association vs. the state legislature debate to be quite amusing.
    April 9, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • The ring, the work, the compromise

    I’m engaged! I’m joining the married club. Three Mondays ago, my boyfriend finally popped the question on his birthday.
    April 9, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Ever in bloom

    His name was Kevin. I met him my sophomore year of high school. He was the brother of one of my best buddies, and so arrangements had to be made. I re ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Food court 4-10

    There’s nothing better than something made with bananas. They’re so healthy for you, plus they taste so good. As a bonus, they are usually reasonably ...
    April 9, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • ‘Locally Brewed’

    L’chaim!Salud. Grab a bottle and toast — Prost! Or Skal, chin chin, or Kambai. It’s all the same whe ...
    April 9, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • This, that and the odder

    Some of you may know I have been taking pictures for the Bureau County Republican for about eight months. I had my first pictures in the paper last ye ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Enjoying the ‘madness’

    On a Sunday afternoon in March, as I write this column, I am sitting on my couch, laptop in hand, and my television tuned to the NCAA basketball tourn ...
    April 9, 2014 - 8:52 am
  • Processing pride

    I’ve been reading with interest BCR Staff Writer Goldie Currie’s coverage of the DePue School Board. In a nutshell, the board has been wrestling with ...
    April 4, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Walking down to the Gulf shore was the first thing for me to do in the morning. I spent as much time as I could on the beach, and watching others enjo ...
    April 7, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Tigers coming home to play

    When Jesse Brandt first told me he wanted to put together an alumni basketball game of former Tiger basketball players, I thought it sounded like a gr ...
    April 2, 2014 - 4:28 pm
  • Trout fishing set Saturday

    April is here. We are all ready for some decent weather so we can get on with some new activities.Wh ...
    April 2, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • Pup and circumstance

    You know those moments, the ones when everything seems to finally pay off, where the world comes into alignment, and everything you’ve worked for ... ...
    April 2, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Putting the ‘social’ in social media

    Are you skeptical about social media? The topic is kind of a mine field of late with all the discussions about privacy or rather the lack thereof. I’m ...
    April 2, 2014 - 1:09 pm
  • Food court 4-3

    My favorite meal is meatloaf. It’s simple to make, and you can add so many different things to make each one different. I like to make my meatloaf and ...
    April 2, 2014 - 10:21 am
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Walking down to the Gulf shore was the first thing for me to do in the morning. I spent as much time as I could on the beach, and watching others enjo ...
    March 31, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Aaahhh ... The weather the past few days has been wonderful. The robins are visiting my birdbath on my deck, and I can see tulips beginning to make th ...
    March 31, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • At a loss for words

    As I waited for my meal to be delivered in a local restaurant, I couldn’t help but notice the older gentleman sitting across from me. Though his face ...
    March 28, 2014 - 2:19 pm
  • Keeping the distance in perspective

    One week ago, I was playing with my granddaughters in the warm sunshine of Salt Lake City, Utah. The grass in their backyard was green … trees were bu ...
    March 26, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • A Princeton legend: Richard Widmark

    In the late 1950s, Richard Widmark was into the heart of his movie career. He had a touch of gray to his hair, and on the silver screen, it even spark ...
    March 26, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • Food court March 27

    Potatoes are a good staple to keep on hand in your pantry. You can use them as a side dish or combine them with meat and vegetables and have a complet ...
    March 26, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Marking time

    It was a day I had been waiting for ... and to be quite honest, I didn’t think it would ever come. I don’t mind telling you I’m sharing this long-awai ...
    April 1, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Distributor of Deliverance

    She said they ran to her like baby chicks run to the cover of their mother’s wings. They surrounded her like the flow of ocean water surrounds the ank ...
    March 24, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • The Rebuttal

    Little kids can say the darndest things. Like when, during casual conversation, a grown-up uses an adult phrase like “He has big teeth like Potsie,” o ...
    March 25, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • MWC Tournament may be put on ice

    The Spring Valley Walleye Club sure wishes Mother Nature would make up her mind. Is she ready to say good-bye to Old Man Winter and bring on spring or ...
    March 19, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Whitetails Unlimited on tap Friday

    About a week ago I wrote about a nice banquet and this week I’m shifting over to another great one - Whitetails Unlimited. Their banquet will begin at ...
    March 19, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Outside the comfort zone

    I recently pushed myself outside of the comfort zone and decided to join a fitness class. Not just any fitness class, mind you, but Crossfit 56.
    March 19, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Food court 3-20

    Making brownies is something the whole family can get involved in. Plus they have the enjoyment of getting to eat all their work. It’s a great way to ...
    March 19, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • This, that and the odder

    We have had some crazy weather lately. When you think that it is finally going to start getting warmer and turn into spring, it does the opposite and ...
    March 17, 2014 - 4:14 pm
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