Category: Letter to the Editor

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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Letters, December 17, 2014

Commissioners at fault for bad roads I have lived on a rural Marion County road, and can say with confidence that the “blame” for our road conditions falls squarely on the county commissioners. Rural homes are typically provided with sand instead of the typical hard chalk, in an effort to minimize the dust in front of their homes. I requested […]

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Letters, December 10, 2014

Same-sex marriage offends God Regarding the front-page Free Press article of Dec. 3 about Marion County issuing the first same-sex marriage license, it says Chief Judge of the 8th Judicial District Michael Powers said judges have an obligation to follow the law. The very next paragraph clearly states that not all of the judges are in agreement regarding the topic […]

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Letters, December 3, 2014

Affirming HHS service project The Hillsboro High School Student Council under the leadership of President Jakob Hanschu, the high school administration, and the USD 410 school board deserve commendations for the community service leaf-raking project this past week. I want to affirm all these individuals for displaying a spirit of servant leadership. Their work was greatly appreciated and it was […]

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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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