Local Opinion

Letter: Don’t take away constitutional rights

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From: Gregg Macklin Columbus Mr. Scarbourgh’s letters have been entertaining in their lack of logic and the hate being spewed...

Decade enough uncertainty for fenced hunting

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INDIANAPOLIS – It’s a fight that has gone on too long. And it’s time for the General Assembly to end it. The...

Quick takes – March 21st

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FFA positive program Bartholomew County students enjoyed FFA Week at the end of February. The Hope and Columbus chapters competed against each...

What lies beyond our immediate perceptions?

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As we edge closer to Holy Week, the following parable about God and about life after life is from the Hungarian writer Utmutato a...

Letter: When pain is shared, joy is doubled

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From: Josh Kroot Columbus No one asks for mental illness. It’s a disaffection in society that has created an indifference...

Letter: Letter writer responds on gun rights

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From: William Scarbrough Columbus This is a response to a March 8 letter by Noel Knifley asking me how my...

Famed bicycle provided fun, memories

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Local residents read with great interest Harry McCawley’s article in the Feb. 26 Republic regarding a lost inkwell, which has been found, and W.G....

Best Bet: Seger and a disability awareness dance

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I grew up about an hour north of Detroit, Michigan, and like most teenagers, I was big into music. I used my allowance to...

Sending Owsley files to FBI needed for family

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Questions surrounding the death of Cary Owsley have loomed over Columbus for nearly two years. It has involved disciplinary action against three Bartholomew County...

Maintaining balance between common good, individual liberties challenging

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There is a thread that runs through most of the opinions that you find on the pages of The Republic. It underlies most of...