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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 31, 2008

Childhood memories flooding back this time of year

December 24, 2008

This pastor has a passion for model railroading

December 17, 2008

Charlie Bradt reflects on his 105 years

December 10, 2008

Three ladies cherish family, keep up tradition

December 3, 2008

Shabbona accomplishes historical coup

November 26, 2008

Some more memories of Ralph Joiner

November 19, 2008

DCCF bids farewell to nine-year president Jerry Smith

November 12, 2008

Children’s book features Hinckley family farm cats

November 5, 2008

Great Huskie homecoming, memorable fight song

October 29, 2008

Some local political trivia around election time

October 14, 2008

Hinckley factory stays in the same family since 1880s

October 8, 2008

ROMEOs may be oldest lunch bunch in DeKalb County

August 27, 2008

Historic geodetic markers exist around county

August 20, 2008

Detassling gave many teens their first summer job

August 14, 2008

Steam power king at festival

August 6, 2008

Near tragedy on the Kishwaukee one August summer day

July 30, 2008

Country correspondents were like early day bloggers

July 23, 2008

Tractor collecting has become a passion for this farmer

July 15, 2008

True tales about Lincoln Highway, a light bulb and Relay for Life

June 4, 2008

With more than half a century under his belt, Dee Palmer remains ‘fired up'

May 28, 2008

Some reminiscences of Sycamore's past

May 21, 2008

Genoa native returns from African mission, attending 50th class reunion

May 14, 2008

Did Abe Lincoln ever set foot in DeKalb County

   

April 30, 2008

Any cougars lurking in your neighborhood?

April 16, 2008

Obituaries are a good source of history; prewriting helps

April 9, 2008

Two kinds of people: computer generation and those born earlier

April 2, 2008

Democratic victory would have pleased Dorothy O'Brien

March 26, 2008

Farm auctions dwindle, but still a slice of Americana

March 19, 2008

Sandwich's railroad dining car carried Teddy on three campaigns

March 5, 2008

DeKalb's famous "winged ear" gained worldwide recognition for city

February 26, 2008

Sycamore native enjoys her seafaring life

February 12, 2008

Sycamore prospector's diary a hit on Antiques Roadshow

February 6, 2008

Stan Johnson a part of historic 'ConCon 1970'

January 23, 2008

New Year's resolutions or setting goals: It's your choice

January 16, 2008

'Etaoin Shrdlu' machine preserved in Shabbona basement

January 9, 2008

NIU business instructor teaches nonprofit approach

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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