Category: Letter to the Editor

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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Letters, June 10, 2015

Gesture generous, but misdirected Thank-you to the anonymous Guardian of the Rib­bon who gave my daughter a teddy bear at the Hills­boro Et Cetera shop and offered words of support and encouragement Saturday, June 6. It was a heartfelt and generous gesture. Awkwardly, however, the gesture was misdirected. Although I am a woman with no hair who sometimes wears a […]

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Letters, May 6, 2015

Thanks for April blood donations It is great to think of all the lives that will be touched by the blood donations given at the Red Cross blood drive in Hillsboro April 30 at Trinity Church. We had 51 people who came in to donate. Blood shortages are increasingly common as many who were once regular blood donors are now […]

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Letters, April 29, 2015

Appreciation for great volunteers I want to openly express my appreciation for the many volunteers who participated in tree-planting and cleanup events at Marion Reservoir this past weekend. I was truly amazed, grateful and proud. I was amazed at the achievement of the 27 Pea­body-Burns High School students and faculty who hand-dug and planted more than 750 trees! Above that, […]

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Letters, March 25, 2015

Worldview not the same as truth As we face issues of the church and society, we respond based on our worldview. America’s worldview seems to be changing and we are taught tolerance and adaptation. In some issues change is good; however, there needs to be a basis for change and tolerance or the rules of life become uncertain and there […]

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Letters, March 18, 2015

‘Parable’ not an equal comparison “The parable of Pete” by Bob Woelk (March 11) is a skillfully written editorial. However, comparing left-handed people to homosexuals is not comparing apples to apples. God has spoken concerning homosexuality and declared it morally wrong, which He did not do about being left-handed: • “You shall not lie with a male as with a […]

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Letters, March 4, 2015

2012 energy code is devastating I was shocked and became physically ill when I read what was done. Hills­boro adopted the same code as Greensburg, the grandi­ose 2012 International Energy Efficiency Code to save energy and the planet. This independent energy guideline code comes out every three years and its goal is to be more energy efficient every cycle. Of […]

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Letters, Feb. 25, 2015

An encounter with Dean Smith My story with Dean Smith goes something like this…. I tried like everything to go through his secretary to line up an interview for my book, “Hallowed Hardwood.” But it was a brick wall. So, I asked, “I know he loves basketball history and Kansas. Should I write him a letter?” She said, “Sure, go […]

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Letters, Feb. 11, 2015

USD 410 could take $182,000 hit Thursday, Feb. 5, Gov. Brownback announced a 1.5 percent allotment—a cut by the governor not requiring legislative approval—to public schools in Kansas effective this budget year. The result was a reduction of $28.3 million from Kansas schools and $38,000 from USD 410. The legislature also recently passed H Sub for SB 4, which will […]

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