Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters (August 20, 2014)

We make or break local businesses The recent Hillsboro City Council decision brings up the opportunity to discuss small-town problems. The discord seems to be directed toward the city council and its decision to sell land to a developer for a mystery company. While I certainly understand the concept of trying to insulate our current locally owned businesses from the […]

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Support our fair and new carnival Question: Where can you go to experience the excitement and joyful screams of young people riding carnival rides? Answer: The Marion County Fair. Beginning Wednesday, July 23, through Saturday, July 26, the Marion County Fair will have a carnival. Fun Time Shows has committed to provide a collection of carnival rides and games for […]

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Letters (April 23, 2014)

City available to test water issues Stan Thiessen voiced his concern about the safety of the water in Hillsboro in the Free Press a couple of weeks ago (Letters, April 2). After boiling several gallons of water at a low temperature, Mr. Thiessen observed “brown sludge” at the bottom of his pan and then suggested that citizens drink bottled water. […]

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Letters (April 16, 2014)

Columnist raises good points Thank you, Bob Woelk, for your article in the April 9 issue (Free Falling). All of your points were well made. I, too, get tired of individuals who pass judgement and make statements based on Fox News instead of doing their own research and thinking things through for themselves. There are certainly pros and cons to […]

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Letters (March 26, 2014)

Heitschmidt will provide leadership Those who know me are aware that I have always been a very active member of the community. For a small town to survive, a lot of people have to volunteer their time and pitch in to make things happen. I try to do my part and appreciate it when others do the same. But sometimes […]

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Letters (March 5, 2014)

Pat Roberts speaks for political elite It is apparent that Kan­sans now must fight against not only the left but establishment Republicans and the RNC. Pat Robert’s ads against Dr. Wolf actually make me feel they are coming from the left—but not so, this is the Republican elite. I’ve voted for Pat Roberts always, but in recent years I’ve written […]

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Letters (Feb. 26, 2014)

Hodson to end medical practice It is with mixed emotion that I announce the end of my practice of medicine in Marion. I came here 32 years ago as a young physician and have become very ingrained in the community. I have made friends of many of my patients and made patients of many of my friends. I have seen […]

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Letters (Feb. 19, 2014)

Shifting the debate on homosexuality It seems the proponents of homosexuality are busy shifting the focus of the debate. No longer is the debate on whether homosexuality is wrong or right, but instead they seek to shift the debate to whether discrimination against homosexuals is wrong or right. This was again evident in the pre-Olympic interview Bob Costas had with […]

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Letters (Feb. 12, 2014)

Editor’s note: The Marion City Council recently received this letter. It is printed here by permission of the writer. Chief commended for assistance I would like to take this opportunity to speak to you about the encounter I had with your chief of police, Tyler Mermis, Jan. 28. I am hoping at the end of this letter of appreciation, you […]

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Letters (Feb. 5, 2014)

Seeking family info from Pilsen In the past eight to 10 months I have discovered that I had a strong family heritage in the Pilsen area. Anton and Carolina Navrat came to that region in the 1870s with two sons, Frank and Urban. Other names that came into the family were Svitak, Lentz, Holub, Houdek, Bezdek, etc. I am trying […]

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