Lee Hamilton: Why do politicians run for office?

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If you followed this year’s elections, at some point the question probably occurred to you: Why do people do this? The endless campaign events, the constant scrutiny … and increasingly, the very real and alarming threat of political violence. What drives someone to put up with it all?

BROWN COUNTY FALLEN: WWII soldier brought down in Operation Varsity, month before war ended

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Next to the D-Day invasion of Normandy and the subsequent Battle of Normandy, the battle that saw the second greatest number of American fatalities in World War II was the Battle of the Bulge, Dec. 16, 1944 through Jan. 25, 1945.

TAKING CARE, GIVING THANKS: Community comes together for holiday tradition

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Community members gathered to give thanks and eat a delicious meal in the Brown County High School cafeteria during the 40th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner last week.

HOWEY: ‘Indiana remains essentially a 1-party state’

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Indiana remains, essentially, a one-party state after Tuesday’s mid-term election. Republicans are poised to increase their state Senate and House super majorities; elected Diego Morales as secretary of state by a 14% plurality despite numerous allegations of vote fraud and sexual harassment, and came within several points of picking off the 1st Congressional District seat it hadn’t held in 94 years.

‘That reminds me’: Nostalgic reflections of mid-century vehicles

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Leaving the grocery and heading to my car one day I could not help but notice three white, fairly new four-door sedans parked in close proximity to my car. They all looked so similar. I thought perhaps they were company cars, but I saw no logos. Somewhat of a car nut, I immediately saw that they were three different brands. The lights on one of them blinked. I laughed to myself. They probably didn’t remember which one was theirs.

LETTER: Lions coupon books available

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Coupon books available

LOOKING BACK: Part two of the Eddie Edwards story

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Professor Edwards E. Edwards story originally written by Dick Reed first appeared in the Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1975, issue of the Brown County Democrat.

EAGLE CORNER: ‘We’ll do what we need to do’: Superintendent’s thoughts after referendum fails

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As Superintendent of Brown County Schools, I want to express our sincere gratitude to the community members that came out to support us last week on Election Day.

GUEST OPINION: ‘Not just about the sports,’ and other reflections of a Panther

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June, 1972. 600 plus juniors, many of them wearing newly acquired class rings that said “Bloomington High,” left the school for the last time. When they returned in the fall, they would be part of the inaugural class of 1973 at the newly formed Bloomington High School South.