Category: Letter to the Editor

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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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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