Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters, November 26, 2014

Girls Scouts aim to help ‘Silver Stars’ Marion Girl Scout Cadet Troop 30113 is organizing a “Silver Tree for Silver Stars” in Marion. This project is similar to the Angel Tree for kids, but instead we help elderly of the St. Luke Living Center, Marion Assisted Living Center, and others around Marion. Each star will have a wish list of […]

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Letters, November 19, 2014

Playground project a community effort I want to thank the Hills­boro Community Founda­tion and members of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church for their recent contributions to our playground improvement project at Hillsboro Elementary School. A group of HES parents began the work to improve the playground over a year ago by organizing several fundraising events, but with these recent contributions—financial […]

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Letters November 5, 2014

Why not allow same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage has been a big topic. However, it never hit home until now. Kansas is in a big argument on whether to allow it, or not. There are 32 states that support same-sex marriage, including Utah and Oklahoma, fellow states in the 10th district. Utah and Oklahoma, two strong red states support same-sex marriage, […]

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Letters, October 29, 2014

Some reality for governor’s ‘Becky’ I feel so sorry for “poor Becky.” You know, the woman from Topeka with the sad eyes in Gov. Brown­back’s ad who looks like your next-door neighbor? She says she can’t vote for Paul Davis because he raised her taxes. I’d like to let her know that Paul voted for a tax increase in 2009 […]

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Letters

The truth about strip-club votes I’m angry with my own Republican Party’s deceptive ads and feel compelled to speak out. In both 2010 and 2011, bills came up for a vote on the House floor restricting (not permitting) strip clubs close to schools and churches. In 2010, I voted for the restrictions. So did Rep. Paul Davis. It passed the […]

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Letters

Davis opposed pipeline tax break The voters of Washing­ton, Clay, Dickinson, Marion, Butler and Cowley counties have a special interest in the Nov. 4 election. In 2006 the Kansas Legislature passed a law, KSA 79-227, that gave TransCanada LLC a 10-year property-tax abatement for the proposed Keystone Cushing Extension Pipeline. I lived in Marion County for 50 years before moving […]

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Letters Oct. 1st

What is the truth about Wal-Mart? At the Aug. 19 Hillsboro City Council meeting, City Administrator Larry Paine explained three times to a roomful of business owners that Wal-Mart’s purchase contraction option would end Sept. 8, 20 days after the utility easement was vacated. Now the business owners have been told that Wal-Mart’s contract will not end until the last […]

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Letters (Sept. 24, 2014)

Resist Wal-Mart’s false promises I worked for 15 years in city, county and corporations as a computer mapper in planning/zoning and appraisal departments in the Kansas City area. During that time I watched numerous snake-charmer corporations make false promises of numerous well-paying jobs, increased revenue to the city and county through sales and property taxes, and attracting more consumers to […]

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Letters (Aug. 27, 2014)

Competition has positives, too This is a free country. Banks, schools, beauty shops, car dealers, insurance companies, day-care centers, real estate agents, churches, dentists—all have competition. Do you buy all your appliances in town? Do you go out of town to eat? Do you come right home, or do you do some shopping while you are there? If a new […]

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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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