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Barry Schrader
Columnist

 

I have been writing this weekly/bi-weekly column for the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, Illinois from December 2007.

If you've missed any please follow these links on the titles to catch up.

2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

December 29, 2009

My typewriters, telephones (plus other stuff) will go on exhibit

December 22, 2009

Prolific writer published often over the years

December 15, 2009

A house full of Christmas joy

December 8, 2009

DeKalb's Salvation Army captain & red kettles

December 1, 2009

Where bees go for the winter

November 24, 2009

Uncovering fascinating facts about Kishwaukee River

November 17, 2009

Malta resident Ivan Prall recalls Earhart talk

November 10, 2009

Recalling veterans of 'Last Man Club'

November 3, 2009

Coin shop leaves Sycamore

October 27, 2009

Late October thoughts turn to cemeteries and ghosts

October 20, 2009

Inside scoop on spelling bee: It's 'legerdemain'

October 13, 2009

Era ends for DeKalb Ag’s Roberts family

October 6, 2009

The continuing Miller log cabin saga

September 29, 2009

A penchant for genealogical pursuits

September 22, 2009

Fullbright Scholar returns to DeKalb

September 15, 2009

Who would be your hero?

September 8, 2009

A place of make believe and enlightenment

September 1, 2009

New travel companion ‘Mabel’ worth keeping

August 25, 2009

Keeping service clubs alive in these trying times

August 18, 2009

Schrader: A big fan of Kassisms

August 11, 2009

Fascinated with steam engines

August 4, 2009

Fond memories of Jimmie's Tea Room

July 28, 2009

Golden Spike trains featured in a wood model

July 21, 2009

Seeing double: Military convoy passes by us twice

July 14, 2009

A good nickname that stuck

July 7, 2009

A man and his Studebaker

July 1, 2009

Garage sales – a passion, addiction or just plain bargain hunting?

June 22, 2009

Showing off the old school

June 16, 2009

Pirate hostage drama hits home

June 9, 2009

Bill Heriaud a familiar figure around Somonauk-Sandwich

June 2, 2009

Talking with some newspaper carriers of an earlier era

May 26, 2009

A cemetery holds lots of life stories

May 19, 2009

Tom Smith: From Chicago mob antagonist to candy maker

May 12, 2009

A new career in history for John Weck

May 5, 2009

Talking with Cindy Crawford's mom

April 28, 2009

17 Years of Records: Volunteers like Marian make the world go around

April 21, 2009

Hall of Famers live between Hinckley and Waterman

April 14, 2009

Still employed at 82, and selling tickets, too

April 7, 2009

What would Abe Lincoln do today?

March 31, 2009

Lessons on preserving our farmland

March 24, 2009

Students show appreciation for history

March 17, 2009

Mighty Wurlitzer coming to the Egyptian

March 10, 2009

Local family had ties to Lowden

March 3, 2009

SCHRADER: N.Y. author remembers Aunt Kay in Genoa

February 25, 2009

Never too old to keep enjoying life

February 18, 2009

This lady is a 'Faivre-ite' of our feathered friends

February 11, 2009

The Daily Chronicle newsroom in crisis mode

February 4, 2009

Dennis Barsema talks about classes, young grads, Obama

January 28, 2009

This man's mission is to help fund a cure for blindness

January 21, 2009

This man's dream float became a reality

January 14, 2009

Recent Northern Illinois Farm Show a mixed bag

January 7, 2009

Highlights from a year of column writing

2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

 

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The columnist can be reached via email at :

barry815sbcglobal.net

or by snailmail at:

Barry Schrader
PO Box 851
DeKalb, Ill 60115