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Barry Schrader


I wrote a column for the DeKalb Daily Chronicle for 8 years starting in December 2007 and running until November 2015. Then I returned to column writing in August 2016, all of them archived here.


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DeKalb County Life column on hold

By Barry Schrader Senior Columnist.............................May 18, 2017

Columnist Barry Schrader will be taking some time off from his weekly column to care for his wife Kay who suffered a stroke April 14 while vacationing in New Glares, Wisconsin, and whose prognosis is unknown (She is now being cared for at the Oak Crest Health Center in DeKalb where they live).

Schrader hopes to return to writing soon. To send well wishes, email barry815@sbcglobal.net or to P.O. Box 851,l DeKalb, IL 60115. His past columns are posted on his website at www.dekalbcountylife.com.

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Barry Schrader
PO Box 851
DeKalb, Ill 60115