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Letter: True ‘silent majority’ cast votes for Clinton

From: John Vanderbur Greensburg I write this letter in response to a recent letter titled “Trump election win not really a mystery,” written by Sherry Grimes...
Gap between ideal, real can leave us disappointed

You dated his representative. But you married him. A counselor said that to a young woman who came to him because the dream of romance had...
Hoosiers never forget 9/11 attack

Sept. 11, 2001. The very mention of that date sends chills down the spine of all Hoosiers, indeed all Americans, who lived through it. It...
Letter: Get out the boots if history repeats itself

From: John H. Boldt Columbus The staff at the county surveyor's office recently did a search in the archives of The Republic for any mention of...
Quick takes – December 10th

Good idea The creation of a not-for-profit foundation to generate funding for future Bartholomew County park improvements is smart thinking. The Bartholomew County Parks Foundation will...
Handgun licensing bill eliminates bureaucracy on constitutional right

Due to the unbelievable amount of misunderstanding and misinformation being spread about my upcoming “Constitutional Carry” legislation, I feel it necessary to spell out...
Water upgrades refreshing investment for Hope

Community improvements can take various forms, some more aesthetic, others enhancing quality of life and some that serve basic needs. Hope's $3 million water project...
Letter: Think twice about disrespecting veterans

From: Russell Poling Sr. Columbus The media is full of reports about sports players disrespecting our national anthem by taking a knee. There also are reports...
School district’s game plan for buildings good strategy

Having a strategy — a game plan, if you will — is important not only in athletics but also for tackling projects. Bartholomew Consolidated...
Remembering a man of ‘character’ … Ex-racer left legacy of fond memories

In more than 50 years in journalism, I’ve encountered my fair share of characters. I’m not just talking about movers and shakers or people who...

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