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  • Trump-backer

    First and foremost, I am a Christian, a native American woman, speaking for myself, a supporter of Donald Trump. I also believe that the Bible is the ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Noah’s Ark — the great deluge defusion

    Growing up as a Christian, I never believed the story of Noah’s Ark. Fundamental Christians, however, cannot accept this as anything but fact because ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 3:27 pm
  • What do I do?

    I am so confused. Let me first say I have not missed a presidential election since I was first old enough to vote. I’m not the kind of person who take ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 4:47 pm
  • ‘The demise of the middle class ...’

    What is this election really about? Trump’s strongest supporters are non-college educated, male, Blue Collar workers who typically vote for Democrats.
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • Avoiding the line ...

    We decided to go to a place outside the county to buy some apples, let the kids have some fun, drink some free cider and grab some doughnuts and other ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 3:58 pm
  • ‘Condemned to repeat it’

    I couldn’t believe what I was reading when I turned to the page in the BCR that was aptly titled, “Historically speaking ... When extremism becomes no ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • ‘Stunned’ to read about KKK in Bureau County

    What a timely, informative article you published in the Oct. 11 issue of the BCR (“Historically speaking ... When extremism becomes normal”). Sarah Co ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • ‘Our Father in heaven hallowed ...’

    The recent article about Rachael Jenson should be an inspiration to us all! Talk about faith and courage in the face of trials.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 5:01 pm
  • ‘A lesson in education and history’

    Thank you to Sarah Cooper and the Bureau County Republican for not shying away from the tragedies of yesterday. Sarah Cooper’s piece in Tuesday’s Bure ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Appreciate what you have ...

    For the first time in many years, I returned to Princeton recently to attend my class reunion during the Homestead Festival. Since I hadn’t been back ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 4:45 pm
  • We are ‘better than this’

    As election time is near, Princeton residents are showing enthusiasm by displaying candidate signs on their property. Sometimes, this enthusiasm goes ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • End the Democrats' super majority

    When I'm traveling out of state in California, New York or Washington, D.C. — or even traveling in Illinois, I am embarrassed to admit I'm from Illino ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • A question about the team on the sidelines

    In the sports page (BCR) on Sept. 17, it was stated how tough it is on the team to play both the offence and defense. I ask, “Why?”
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • You still need to vote

    I’m hearing more and more people say they aren’t going to vote this year in the November election. Their reason? I’m speaking broadly now, but the ove ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • Torn on the subject too

    I just finished reading a phenomenal piece of journalism by Bureau County Republican Editor Terri Simon. She was explaining how she was “torn” between ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 3:17 pm