Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters, April 29, 2015

Appreciation for great volunteers I want to openly express my appreciation for the many volunteers who participated in tree-planting and cleanup events at Marion Reservoir this past weekend. I was truly amazed, grateful and proud. I was amazed at the achievement of the 27 Pea­body-Burns High School students and faculty who hand-dug and planted more than 750 trees! Above that, […]

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Letters, March 25, 2015

Worldview not the same as truth As we face issues of the church and society, we respond based on our worldview. America’s worldview seems to be changing and we are taught tolerance and adaptation. In some issues change is good; however, there needs to be a basis for change and tolerance or the rules of life become uncertain and there […]

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Letters, March 18, 2015

‘Parable’ not an equal comparison “The parable of Pete” by Bob Woelk (March 11) is a skillfully written editorial. However, comparing left-handed people to homosexuals is not comparing apples to apples. God has spoken concerning homosexuality and declared it morally wrong, which He did not do about being left-handed: • “You shall not lie with a male as with a […]

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Letters, March 4, 2015

2012 energy code is devastating I was shocked and became physically ill when I read what was done. Hills­boro adopted the same code as Greensburg, the grandi­ose 2012 International Energy Efficiency Code to save energy and the planet. This independent energy guideline code comes out every three years and its goal is to be more energy efficient every cycle. Of […]

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Letters, Feb. 25, 2015

An encounter with Dean Smith My story with Dean Smith goes something like this…. I tried like everything to go through his secretary to line up an interview for my book, “Hallowed Hardwood.” But it was a brick wall. So, I asked, “I know he loves basketball history and Kansas. Should I write him a letter?” She said, “Sure, go […]

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Letters, Feb. 11, 2015

USD 410 could take $182,000 hit Thursday, Feb. 5, Gov. Brownback announced a 1.5 percent allotment—a cut by the governor not requiring legislative approval—to public schools in Kansas effective this budget year. The result was a reduction of $28.3 million from Kansas schools and $38,000 from USD 410. The legislature also recently passed H Sub for SB 4, which will […]

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Letters, Jan. 28, 2015

Kansas a leader in regressive taxation Kansas taxpayers should be very concerned about the fairness of the state’s taxing structure. A recent study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy identified states that have regressive tax structures that burden low-income taxpayers. The following list shows the worst offenders, based on the taxes paid as a percent of family income […]

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Letters, Jan. 21, 2015

Customer service still exists here I wanted to take a moment to thank the service department at Hillsboro Ford. They have excellent customer service. We were having problems with one of our vehicles. Kim Kaufman went above and beyond trouble shooting to find what was causing the key not to work. It’s nice to know good customer service exists! Julie […]

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Letters, December 31, 2014

Road excuses not good enough I recently read the article by Jerry Engler write on the roads in Marion County (Dec. 24) issue. I do not get the chance to attend the county commission meetings, but the excuses provided by Mr. Holub are unacceptable and were used 3-4 years ago when they tore up 120th by Goessel. That excuse was: […]

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Letters, December 24, 2014

Thanks for giving blood Dec. 15 On behalf of the hospitals and patients served by American Red Cross Blood Services, thank-you to all the generous Hillsboro-area donors who turned out to give blood at the Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church Dec. 15. We reached our goal by receiving 56 units. Donors can look forward to donating at the next drive from […]

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