Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters, September 2, 2015

Donors, volunteers are appreciated The Hillsboro Commun­ity Red Cross Blood Drive was a busy and very productive dat at the city building Aug. 21. Thank-you especially to all who donated blood, and anyone else who doanted their time to make it all run smoothly. Fifty-nine units were collected, which will help many needy patients. The next drive will be Monday, […]

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Letters, August 19, 2015

We have declined over past 70 years Aug. 14 was an important date because 70 years ago on that date all fighting in Japan ended the second world war because the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6 and another atomic bomb on Nagasaki Aug. 9. What happened 70 years ago has changed the course of […]

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Letters, August 12, 2015

Why fewer entries at this year’s fair? Another Marion County Fair is in the books. I have been entering in the fair more than 20 years, ever since we moved to this area. Usually I am excited to see all the exhibits, but this year the entries were down. I am sure there are many reasons for the decline—maybe the […]

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Letters, August 5, 2015

Just raising taxes not the answer In response to the article about county roads (July 29 issue), the commissioners are still missing a big point. At least one wants to jump to raising taxes. Before we go there, make it known to the public where the current money is going. Second, a commis­sioner says, “City people don’t want to pay […]

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Letters, July 29, 2015

County fair needs community support Another Marion County Fair is in the books. I have been entering in the fair for over 20 years—ever since we moved to this area. Usually I am really excited to see all the exhibits, but this year the entries were down. I am sure there are many reasons for the decline…maybe the economy? I […]

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Letters, July 22, 2015

Gesture of help much appreciated A few weeks ago we were heading to a rodeo in McPher­son when we started having truck problems. We pulled into the Ampride gas station in Marion. We realized we blew the motor in our truck. Having a horse in our horsetrailer and stranded, we were not sure what we were going to do. After […]

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Letters, July 15, 2015

Next blood drive set for Aug. 21 Thank-you to all who came to donate blood June 25 at the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro. It was a very busy time of year, so our count was lower than usual. Thank-you, also, to all the volunteers who helped in any way. The next drive in Hills­boro will be Friday, Aug. 21., […]

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Letters, July 8, 2015

Court decision is religious tyranny The recent Supreme Court decision means gay rights now trump religious liberty. The Supreme Court’s decision is nothing more than religious tyranny. We have witnessed the erosion of religious freedom over the last few decades. George Washington in his “farewell address” warned to remove religious principles would be to lose national morality. A quote from […]

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Letters, June 24, 2015

Crawford addresses staff hiring • FROM THE EDITOR: In response to John Seibel’s letter to the editor in last week’s edition, Randy Crawford, Marion County Road and Bridge superintendent, reviewed the process that led to the hiring of Larry Cushenberry as the department’s assistant supervisor. Crawford said four people responded to the public advertisement for the position. One of the […]

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Letters, June 17, 2015

Was job awarded on performance? A recent job opening for Marion County assistant to Road and Bridge Supervisor Randy Crawford had three applicants. The job was awarded to Larry Cushen­berry. Was Mr. Cushenberry selected for this position based on his excellent work performance or as a reward for being Lori Crawford-Lalouette’s election treasurer and the lead person for her campaign […]

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