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From failure to features

I had the honor to discuss a column I wrote a few weeks ago with some students at a local high school. It was a privilege and an honor to field the many questions that were thrown my way. One of...

 

I'm not a road warrior

When my wife wanted to squeeze in a drive to Tennessee and then Missouri to our vacation I reverted back to being a two-year-old. To me there was nothing appealing about spending 60 hours of precious...

 

Love God and love your neighbor

As a lot of people know, I am from the Chicago-land area, so I can’t comprehend the southerner’s take on Confederate flags and monuments. (Before you continue, re-read the previous sentence twice...

 

The bag of corn that changed me

I have a love hate relationship with corn. Yes the grain. Growing up in the suburbs around Chicago, I have seen my share of corn fields. I have been on road trips throughout the state of Illinois and...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    August 2, 2017

School is coming

When local summer camps hit, it is a fresh reminder that school is right around the corner. Last Wednesday I visited the North Country Basketball Camp as well as the Mustang Football Camp. Both camps...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    July 27, 2017

I'm not one for trends

I am not often the one to follow certain trends but I caved and bought a fidget spinner. The funny thing that I have noticed as I get older I have often looked at some of the trends that the younger...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    July 5, 2017

A lot has changed since 22

Before the 2017 Gospel Jamboree, I did not think I could have anything in common with anyone in the Bluegrass community. Boy, was I wrong. From a musical aspect, I had never played Bluegrass music...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    June 28, 2017

I dream of potato salad

My parents came through for a few days. My real parents. You have no idea how awkward it is when people assume that my parents are around Malta when in actuality it was just another African American...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    June 21, 2017

The Drive of Shame

Get your mind out of the gutter. It wasn’t that kind of drive. I blew a tire for the first time. I admit I should’ve seen it coming, knowing that my tires had struggled to hold air in the winter...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    June 14, 2017

Halfway through 2017

A customer came in and noticed a Happy New Year sign at the PCN, reminding me that we are about halfway through 2017. This sign also reminded me of how a new year is typically stereotyped as a point...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    May 31, 2017

You will be missed

Some sad news hit my family the other day. My godmother passed away and I have been pretty bummed out. I am thankful that my parents are still alive and that we never needed to use her for finding a...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    May 24, 2017

Now I own a tractor

Somehow, something that was a tedious and sometimes strenuous chore became an experience that I never saw coming. My wife and I had been talking about upgrading our mower that cost me a whopping $35...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    May 17, 2017

They call me 'Inspector Bibbs'

Sometimes being a photographer takes you weird places. I received a phone call from a loan company earlier this year to become an inspec-tor. Initially I was annoyed that an out of state company...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    May 10, 2017

Give the kid a chance

Man is it tough to be a Bears fan. For those that missed it, in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Bears originally had the third pick of the draft. With so much talent of defense and our...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    May 3, 2017

A Cubs fan gave me a teary eye

Sometimes social media videos can bring out all kinds of emotions in people. No, this isn’t about our President, but it is linked to America’s past time. Now that I’ve cleaned up my Facebook...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    April 19, 2017

Cleaning up 'my' mess

My dog Brucey gave me a friendly reminder of why I need to clean up after myself. Last week, my wife bought me an early Father’s Day gift that was two years in the making. It’s no secret that I lo...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Yeah, I don't know the rules

Since moving to Malta, I have been intrigued with the wildlife around the area. I am relieved to say that I have not encountered any predators like wolves or bears yet living in the bustling...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    March 29, 2017

Yeah, I don't know the rules

Since moving to Malta, I have been intrigued with the wildlife around the area. I am relieved to say that I have not encountered any predators like wolves or bears yet living in the bustling...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Proud of our teams

I’ve been to five state tournaments and so far this one was pretty far up there. To say that we had two teams in their respective games is something that will never happen for most schools in the...

 
 By Pierre Bibbs    Opinion    March 1, 2017

My favorite storyteller

I will admit that reading has never been one of my favorite hobbies. Maybe it’s an occupational thing but after writing several stories a week, unless it’s sports related, or something that grabs...

 

District games were inspiring

Despite the stakes being low for the majority of 2B teams in last weekend's tourney, there were several quality games in Malta last weekend. Though there was the spirit of competition, I also saw...

 

Well, I was entertained

Welp, for the first half of the Super Bowl, I was correct. Last week I had predicted an Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl win. At halftime, the Falcons were up 21-3 and Tom Brady hate memes were running...

 

History might be made

This Sunday, many Americans will engage in what many consider to be the biggest sporting event of the year. Me? Maybe, maybe not. It’s hard to watch the Super Bowl without a horse in the race....

 

All teams showing growth

The high school sports season is in full bloom. I have to say that I am very proud of our local sports teams. Each team that I have covered has shown growth and have been keeping things very...

 

A really dysfunctional Tuesday

In my life, last Tuesday was a great day in many ways for me but it was also one of the most traumatic days I’ve had in a while. I had been highly anticipating the day because I would make my...

 

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