Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 25 July 2007 07:32
Welcome home, Pete
We’re glad to hear that Pete Richert has made it back to Hillsboro following months of rehabilitation after he was severely wounded while serving in Iraq with his Kansas National Guard unit. Richert will be spending several days of well-earned leave time with family and the many friends he has in the Hillsboro area.
Pete, you have earned the gratitude of a community and nation for carrying through with the commitments you made to serve your country in a difficult situation that most of us here cannot fully comprehend. You paid a severe price for your faithful service, but you have inspired us with your good humor, commitment and servant heart as you not only work toward physical rehabilitation but continue to mature as a man of faith.
We’re glad to have you home for this visit, and be assured your hometown will continue to cheer for you and your family as you gain strength and confidence in this new chapter of your life. —DR
A showcase for youth
The Marion County Fair is the capstone event of the 4-H year. The fair schedule includes a variety of entertainment events designed to entice a local crowd, but we encourage you to take in some the competitive efforts of our 4-H youth. You’ll notice some outstanding work on the part of some outstanding youth. Your presence will encourage the kids to keep working at their skills, and it will encourage you to see how bright the future looks with kids like these at the helm. —DR