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Hundreds of our readers let their voices be heard via letters to the editor in 2016, and guest columns provided hundreds of more diverse opinions for The Times opinion pages and Sunday Forum sections.

Today, we thank everyone who contributed to the The Times opinion pages in the past year. Below are the names of all 777 people who wrote either letters to the editor or guest columns published in The Times in 2016.

We thank all contributors and encourage more submissions from them and others in 2017. Remember, letters to the editor must be 150 words or less and can be emailed to letters@nwi.com or mailed to The Times, c/o letters to the editor, 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN., 46321.

Enjoy the New Year's holiday and consider sharing your opinions with us in 2017.

Kent Abernathy

Ian Adams

Jan Adler

Kevin Aharrah

Rose Alaniz

Kathy Alessia

William Allegrezza

Cynthia Allen

Vanessa Allen

Rick Alyea

Jay Ambrose

Wayne Anderko

Kristina Anderson

Rose Anderson

Jose Andrade

Sharon Apato

Thomas Appel

Sandy Appleby

Kay Armstrong

Laura Asher

Mark Ashmann

Bill Atkins

Caryl Auslander

Michael Aylesworth

Fred Baginski

David Bahr

Brittney Bain

Lorraine Bank

Peter Baranko

Allison Barber

Nick Barbknecht

Bruce Barich

Mitch Barloga

Richard Barnes

Suzy Barnhart

Gina Barreca

Tony Barreda

Bernadine Barrett

Rekha Basu

Diane Bates

Speros Batistatos

Rich Bazant

Ed Beatty

Lovell Beaulieu

Roger Beckett

Bernie Begolke

Jeremy Belko

Cal Bellamy

Trevor Bembry

Edwin Bender

Dave Bennett

Deb Bennett

Porter Bennett

Rita Berg

Richard Berman

Rick Berman

Janis Bermingham

Carl Bernacky

Daniel Berning

John Birdzell

Laura Blaney

Greg Bloskey

John Blount

Ross Blythe

James Bock

Brook Boggs

John Bolla

Nathan Bongard

James Booker

Helen Boothe

Lue Bottomlee

Julianne Boulware

Emma Bower

Doris Boyer

Victoria Brant

Steve Braun

Amy Braunlich

Jean Breaux

Anna Breen

Kevin Breitzke

Terry Brendel

Sue Brennan

Jeff Bridegroom

Alex Brill

Kevin Brinegar

Lucy Bruce-Whitaker

Michael Brune

Kathe Brunnick

Bob Bryant

Kathleen Bryant

Robert Bryce

Sadie Buckles

John Buncich

Martha Burk

Tom Burke

Daphana Burrell

Brian Burton

Kendra Bush

Charles Butler

Noah Butler

James Byrne

Cheree Calabro

Roland Camp

Kevin Cappo

Kevin Cappo

Robert Carey

Gale Carter

Luz Catalina Escamilla

Shirley Cearing

Mary Certa

Ed Charbonneau

David Chavern

Denice Chobanov Barsich

Susan Christenson

Marilynn Chynoweth

Nicholas Cisar

Cameron Clark

Darrell Clark

Dawn Clark

Larry Clark

Murray Clark

Jan Clarke

Ronald Claxton

Gregory Clay

Stacey Clayton

Dan Coats

Carol Comer

Carol Conklin

Denise Conlon

Alyssa Cook

Anthony Cook

Mary Cossey

Jon Costas

Lorri Covaciu

Seth Cramer

Bill Cravens

Elias Crim

Joan Crist

Michael Croarkin

Suzanne Crouch

Ryan Cummins

Arthur Cyr

Melissa Czekaj

Collin Czilli

Tom Dabertin

Julie Daftari

Mike Dancula

Jack Darnell

Frank Darrington

Lisa Daugherty

RuthAnn Davidson

Antony Davies

John Davies

Don Davis

Larry Davis

Mark Davis

Larry DeBoer

James Deck

Jim Deck

John DeCoster

Jose DeJesus

Barbara DeLeon

Wally DeRose

Colleen DeVries

Tom DeVries

Pam Dickerson

Lisa Dixon

Terry Doering

Ron Donahue

James Donovan

Loni Dorall

Walter Dougherty

George Douglas

Ethan Draus

MaryAnn Drosos

Lee Drutman

Victoria Dudeck

Marty Durbin

Maura Durham

James Dworkin

John Dwyer

Cathy Dziubla

Brad Eden

Nick Egnatz

Chris Ehrman

Susan Eleuterio

Robin Ellenberger

Kelly Emerick

Shirley Euler

Sarah Evans Barker

David Fagan

Ron Faucheux

Stephanie Fazekas

Paul Fazzini

John Feaster

Joel Ferguson

Mike Ferrante

Terry Ferrari

Ann Ferris

Ginny Feyes

Bill Fine

Bill Finik

Anne Flannery

B. Flisiak

Betty Flisiak

G.P. Flisiak

Duane Forbes

Carolyn Fox

Patrick Fox

Peggy Fralinger

Steven Frank

Ronald Fraser

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Monique French

John Frevert

Sally Friedman

Dave Frizzell

Jeff Gadbois

Tyler Gagliardi

Garry Galles

Rich Gamblin

Leon Gamino

Rujuta Gandhi

Robin Ganzert

Raymundo Garcia

Terrance Gardner

Rick Geddes

Brian Gensel

Susan Gervais

Thomas Gibson

Larry Gill

Jack Gillen

Maria Giuseppe

Will Glaros

Adam Glass

Lou Glenn

Marilynn Glinski

Michael Glorioso

Richard Gomez

Shane Gomez

Marce Gonzalez Jr.

Amy Goodman

Robert Graboyes

Dave Graef

Sylvia Graham

Olga Granat

Crystal Grankowski

Gary Gray

Linda Green

Steven Greenhut

Kayla Greenwell

John Gregg

Chuck Grelecki

George Grenchk

Barbara Grimsgard

Daniel Griswold

Jon Groth

Sharon Grubb

Virginia Gryfakis

Conrad Gurtatowski

Mel Gurtov

Helen Gutyan

Carol Jean Hall

Ellen Hallas

John Halpin

Michael Haluska

George Hamilton

Lee Hamilton

Gregory Hammer

Joan Hamnik

Jan Hannah

Eugene Hanyzewski

Eugene Hanyzewski Sr.

James Harrigan

Patricia Harrington

Earl Harris Jr.

David Millard Haskell

Justin Haskins

James Haught

David Hawk

Charles Haynes

Virginia Heffernan

Dale Heinz

Bob Helmer

Les Hemmerich

Amanda Hendrix

Jane Henegar

Martin Henrichs

Maria Herescu

Brandt Hershman

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

Emily Hess

Colleen Hickman

Bill Higbie

Heather Higgins

Libby Hills

Tom Hirons

W. Dennis Hodges

John Hodson

Ryan Hoff

Jim Hoffman

Margie Hofmann

Eric Holcomb

Robert Holland

Chuck Holley

Mallory Holmes

David Homrich

Brienne Hooker

Josh Hoxie

Mark Hoyert

Patricia Huber

Barbara Hucker

Cy Huerter

Christine Huffman

Chuck Hughes

John Hughes

Jon Huisman

Brian Hunhoff

Betsy Hunt

Andrew Hunter

Sam Hunter

Sam Hunter, Jr.

Mark Hurt

Barby Ingle

Dale Innis

Helen Jaakkola

Steven Jackson

Bert Jacobs

Emma Jagusch

Mike Jalk

Terry Jarrett

Stephen Jarzombek

Michele Jawando

Gerald Jawor

Michael Jensen

Ava Jimenez

Glen Johnson

Gordon Johnson

Howard Johnson

Ryan Johnson

Danita Johnson Hughes

John Johnston

Karen Kaminski

Dessie Kammer

Jim Kammer

Patricia Karpinski

Allan Katz

Sandy Kauffman

Theresa Kay

Kevin Kearns

Michael Keegan

Rick Kellar

Christopher Kelly

John Kennedy

Thomas Keon

Donna Kiesling

Jim Kijewski

Arnie Kimmel

Kenneth Kimmell

Tim Kinach

Keith Kirkpatrick

James Kizer

Nate Kleefisch

Jim Klipper

Kurt Knipp

John Kobe

Lorraine Kobe

Robert Koch

Dart Koedyker

Andy Koenig

Leah Konrady

Mary Kopil

Michael Koscielniak

Anicia Kosky

George Koumaras

Bob Koval

Beth Kreke

Herman Krueger

George Kuebler

Holly Kuzmich

Albert LaMere

Tim Lanane

Margaret Lang

Agnes Langer

Martin Langreder

Oscar Lanzi

Jon Laramore

Jeff Larson

Larry Larson

Kevin LeBonte

Daniella Leger

George Letz

Wendy Levenfeld

Matt Lewis

Mark Leyva

Trudy Lieberman

James Lietz

Chris Light

Michael Lindenberger

Jimmy Link

Carl Lisek

Alvaro Llosa

Gordan Lloyd

Marie Long

Tim Loosemore

William Lowe

Dan Lowery

Rich Lowry

Teresa Lubbers

Carrie Lukas

Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Tony Lux

Barry Lynn

Michael MacDowell

John Madeka

Andrew Malcolm

Anna Mamala

Tess Mangold

Joan Marinello

Thomas Markovich

James Marrant

Jim Marrant

Brent Martinson

Diane Martinson

Bill Mathews

Keith Mauck

Ray Maxberry

Jeffrey McCall

Pat McCarthy

John McClelland

Marissa McDermott

Thomas McDermott Jr.

Maggie McDonald

Michael McIntire

Tanya McIntosh

Larry McKinley

Patrick McLaughlin

Allan McLean

Kristin McMurtrey

Ruth Ann McWhorter

Makayla Meachem

Joseph Medellin

Barb Medley

Ron Meer

Eddie Melton

Rafael Mendez

Pat Mendoza

Darcey Meredith

Teresa Meredith

Dick Meyer

Fred Meyer

Joseph Mihalov

Joseph Mihalov

Jerid Miller

Ken Miller

Marilyn Miller

Blair Milo

Edward Mischanko

Pamela Mishler Fish

Greg Mocha

Leo Mola

Corinne Moore

John Moos

Ricardo Moreno

Karen Morlan

Leigh Morris

Michelle Moscato

Dennis Moynihan

George Mrak

Nicholas Mullins

Dan Murchek

Patricia Murphy

Sharon Murphy

Tim Murphy

Iain Murray

Vicki Murray

Joseph Murzyn

Tom Myer

James Myers

Gary Nagy

Michael Needham

Ruth Needleman

Rick Niemeyer

Nancy Niksch

Shelby Noonan

Marybeth Norlin

Heather Novak

Brian Nugent

William O'Connor

Bob O'Donnell

James O'Donnell

Dorothy O'Keefe

Kim Olesker

Julie Olthoff

Tyler O'Neill

Carol Oostman

Robert Ordway

Dan Orlich

Thomas Ostrowski

Kim Palchikoff

Walter Paliga

Tom Pancheri

Thomas Pappas Jr.

Thomas Pappas Jr.

Tom Pappas

George Paras

Carol Parker

Patricia Partyka

Steve Patterson

Lori Pavell

Arlene Pearson

Scott Pelath

Mike Pence

Mike Pence

Eric Peters

Larry Petersen

Audra Peterson

Jim Petro

Riley Petrovich

James Pierce

Gene Policinski

Pat Polinski

Walter Polinski

Thomas Polito

Christine Popiela

Thomas Post

Gerald Potacki

Christopher Pupillo

Steven Pustek

JoEllen Raby

Lee Rademacher

Alice Rajchel

Lee Ranger

Leland Ranger

Larry Rapchak

Molly Rauch

Adam Raven

Rene Ray

Walt Rearick

Janet Reed

Ron Reichelt

Shirley Remijan

Kevin Rennie

Michael Replin

Melissa Rettig

Amy Ridenour

David Riordan

Glenda Ritz

Anissa Rivers

Arthur Rizer

Desi Robertson

Sophie Robinson

Nick Robinson

Antoinette Roddy

Roger Rodeck

Joel Rodriguez

Rosa Maria Rodriguez

Todd Rokita

Linda Rosenberg

Ellen Rosenthal

Paul Rotatori

Barbara Royal

Trudy Rubin

Becky Ruiz-Harbinson

Martina Rukavina

Christine Rumbaugh

Bob Rusbasan

Laura Rusbasan

Jack Russell

Dennis Ruthrauff

Joley Rymarczyk

Margaret Sabo

Lary Sakel

Matt Saltanovitz

Joe Sanchez

Carl Sanders

Robert Sanders

Jill Sandilla

Michael Sandridge

John Sarnecki Sr.

Roseann Saucedo

Giovanni Savaglio

Carolyn Saxton

Bob Schaefer

Sabrina Schaeffer

Rod Schar

George Scheeringa

Gerry Scheub

Phyllis Schlafly

J. Maria Schmidt

James Schmidt

Tom Schneider

Alissa Schnick

Aaron Schomber Jr.

Terrie Schultz

Ron Schutz

S. Robert Schwartz

Silas Sconiers

Gary Scott

Pete Seat

Steve Segura

John Sekula

Virginia Seljan

Bryce Shaffer

Walter Shapiro

Armida Sharpin

Norb Shebish

Jim Sheehan

Arthur Shelbourne

Steve Shelby

James Shema

Daniel Sherman

Rick Shirley Sr.

Mary Shoback

William Shughart II

Glenna Sickles

Megan Sikes

Aco Sikorski

Tami Silverman

Vi Simpson

Ryan Singh

Hal Slager

Dan Small

Dave Smith

David Smith

Jayme Smith

Kim Smith

Noah Smith

Vernon Smith

Victor Smith

Brenden Smith

Carl Smits

Nick Snow

Courtney Snyder

Denise Snyder

James Snyder

John Snyder

Ed Soliday

Ed Soltys

Gordana Sormaz

Vincent Soto Sr.

Maggi Spartz

Katrina Spence

George Sperry

Mann Spitler

Dave Spott

Erik Sprenne

Michael Spurlock

Mike Spurlock

Ron Squok

Thomas Sroka

Carl Stahulak

Linda Stahulak

Darlene Stam

Michael Stanich

Robert Starkey

Greg Starrett

Dorrie Steele

Bradley Stein

George Stewart

Chris Stidham

David Stippler

Richard Stith

James Storey

George Stoya

Eldon Strong

Paul Studebaker

Eric Stumpf

Jacki Stutzman

Marlin Stutzman

Verlie Suggs

Alan Sukovich

Brian Sutton

Jim Sweeney

Timothy Sweeney

Kathy Szala

Joe Szepanski

Karen Tallian

Africa Tarver

Dwight Taylor

John Taylor

Louise Taylor

Mike Telesky

Joyce Telinski

Tom TenHove

Donald Thayer

Dustin Thibideau

Debbie Thill

Marcel Thomas

Pat Thomas

Michael Thompson

Paul Thompson

Teagan Thomsen

Tim Tkach

LaVerne Tokoly

Tiffany Tolbert

Carlos Tolliver

Frank Tomashefski

John Tomczak Jr.

Milica Tomic

Teresa Torres

Valentine Torres

Kevin Toth

Mike Toth

Samuel Towery

Dennis Trelinski

Bob Tribble

Richard Trumka

Jim Tufford

Pat Tuleja

Larry Tumbleson

Michael Turay

Grace Turner

Marjorie Varner

Phil Venecz

Michael Voisinet

Hans Von Spakovsky

Brett Voorhies

Curtis Vosti

Brian Vukadinovich

Lois Wade

Philip Wallach

Peter Wallison

Lynn Walsh

Marilyn Walsh

Marcella Walters

Bill Waltz

Melody Ward

Mary Alice Wareham

Donald Way

Travis Weber

William Welch

K.C. Wells

David Werner

Arthur Westkowski

Pam Wheatman

Richard Wheeler

Barbara Whitaker

Ronald White

Julia Wickard

James Wieser

Gordon Wilder

Angie Williams

Brady Williams

Brian Williams

David Williams

Ramonde Williams

Phillip Willingham

Margaret Willis

Byron Wilson

Kathy Wilson

Don Wirick

Charles Wohlforth

Gene Wolfe

Linda Woloshansky

Thomas Worthington

Jennifer Wright

Ryan Wright

Allan Wrona

Art Yagodnik

Barb Young

Christopher Young

Kristen Young

J.J. Zack

Bill Zawada

William Zawada

Dennis Zelenke

Mary Ziemkowski

Kristen Ziese

Jordan Zimmerman

Joel Zinberg

Gary Ziolkowski

Susan Zivich

John Zody

Greg Zoeller

Mary Ann Zubak

Jonathan Zygmunt

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