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...

Memories of a march

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I wasn’t in Selma, Alabama on “Bloody Sunday” 50 years ago, but when I saw the marchers brutalized by state troopers, I knew I...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...