Category: Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor (February 3, 2016)

Is consolidation bill best for kids? School efficiency is the new buzzword in Kansas. Critics of public education say time and again we are spending too much money on schools and we need to find ways to make them more “efficient.” Rarely do these criticisms focus on what is best for the kids and communities of our state. The latest […]

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Letter to the Editor (January 27, 2016)

Band booster is not forgotten Lewis Hagen was many things to many people, but he was especially important to those of us who not only knew him and heard him play his wonderful trumpet, but to those of us who he performed with, encouraged and had a comradery in music. He was always a joy to be around. He would […]

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Letter to the Editor (January 20, 2016)

‘Love alike’ distorts Christian truth The story of the “Em­peror’s New Clothes” came to mind after reading the letter to the editor published Dec. 30 by Ruth Harder. Who in the entire kingdom would dare to state the obvious truth if it meant you would be deemed stupid and incompetent? Or, as in this case, Harder puts it, “a small-town […]

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letters (December 30, 2015)

Do we fit ‘Small town, big heart’? When fellow Hillsboro High graduate Anna Woelk and I decided to attend a “peaceful demonstration of support” at the Islamic Center of Kansas on Dec. 12, neither of us thought it would turn into a Hillsboro High School reunion. And yet, when we heard a voice say, “Muslim prayers will start in five […]

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Letters (December 23, 2015)

Royals provided a boost for all of us Regarding the Through My Lens column (Janae Rempel, Dec. 2 issue), I read with much interest about your trip to Kansas City for the Royals’ victory parade because I was in Kansas City for reasons that were not to see the Royals. I was in the KU Medical Center recovering from a […]

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Letters (December 8, 2015)

Kid Scoop offered a timely resource How excited I was when I opened the Free Press last Tuesday and saw that the Kid Scoop topic was money. Our reading story in our second-grade reading book this week is about money—taken from the book, “In the Money: A Book About Banking,” by Nancy Loewen. What a great tie-in to what we’re […]

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Letters to the Editor (Week of December 2, 2015)

Grateful for local stadium support On behalf of Tabor Col­lege and the athletic department, I want to thank the Hillsboro community for making it possible for Tabor to host the NAIA Football Championship Series opening-round game in Hillsboro. In 2005, the Tabor football team earned the right to host an opening-round playoff game. However, due to the condition of our […]

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Letters to the Editor (Week of November 4, 2015)

Meals aid impact of Circles events Every week Circles of Marion County receives a meal from an organization, church or family. The purpose of the meal is to support “Leaders,” many with children, who regularly attend the program designed to get them out of poverty. Child care is provided while the parents attend 15-18 weeks of classes learning about goals, […]

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A positive change for county roads

After 10 months of being frustrated over Marion County road issues as well as road and bridge personnel and procedures, news that Randy Craw­ford was resigning as head of the department brightened my day. However, his slam of Marion County agriculture as a whole made me lose all respect for him. Farm­ing and the livestock industry are the backbone of […]

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Letters to the Editor (Week of October 7, 2015)

The killing urge is within evil hearts It was just 18 days ago we learned of a college shooting in Mississippi that took the life of Professor Ethan Schmidt, and our entire town, along with many other people, are still in mourning over it. And now, there is another college shooting, this time in Oregon, with devastating results. The leader […]

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