Letter to the Editor
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 05 December 2007 14:33Town and St. Nick have been amazing
Since recently moving to Hillsboro, we have enjoyed the spirit and kindness of this community.
Saturday we and our family attended the Old-Fashioned Christmas at the historic Schaeffler House. It was a lovely experience. St. Nicholas was amazing!
Thank you for welcoming us to your community.
Cliff and Diana Ediger
Hillsbor oLearn from an ag-tourism expert
A lot of people think economic development is all about bringing large manufacturers to our community. That would be great, but then we have to consider where the skilled or even unskilled work force will come from.
This problem is not unique to Marion County, but all across our state. We are doing a good job of sending our best and brightest to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 28 November 2007 01:31Confusing comments from Speaker Neufeld
I’m confused about the comments made by House Speaker Melvin Neufeld as reported in the Nov. 21 Free Press.
Mr. Neufeld said carbon dioxide emissions are not a danger. Yet, most legitimate scientists warn us that carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired electric plants are a major contributor to global warming.
Mr. Neufeld said a 5.5 percent increase in electric rates is predicted in the next five years because of the coal-plant denial and that we will have to buy expensive power from out of state. But some 85 percent of the power that has to be generated at the Holcomb plant was to be sold out of state.
Finally, Mr. Neufeld claims that last year the Montezuma wind farm generated...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 21 November 2007 08:29Foreign guests say thank you, Hillsboro
We have had an extraordinary experience during our stay in the Hillsboro area. We thank Hillsboro for having us and making our stay as cozy as possible.
We have so many people to thank, including our employer Mike Meisinger and his lovely family, Shane and Morgan Marler, Atanacio Nieto, Johnny Liles, our driving teacher Donnie Abbott, Lola Unruh and Central National Bank, the Hillsboro businesses, Hillsboro Public Library, Central National Bank, Great Plains Computer, Hillsboro Free Press and many unmentioned people who have been so friendly to us.
Hopefully, we’ll see you next year. In the meantime, we invite all of you to visit our country of Romania and especially our hometown...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 14 November 2007 08:23Why did flag error occur on Vets Day?
Hillsboro High School flew the American flag upside down Monday morning, Veterans Day, until a veteran walked in off the street at 9:30 a.m. to complain.
It is disrespectful to fly the flag upside down––an act straight out of the ’60s and its anti-war protests. The school’s excuse was that a substitute put it up.
Which brings us to another question: How is it that a substitute teacher who does not know which way is up on our national flag gets to teach our children? Or did the person know and this was his or her act of protest against America?
Another question is why this “mistake” seem to happen at public schools across this country only on Veterans Day?
I would like to add...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 24 October 2007 10:52Kansas leads the way to protect air quality
The Friday, Oct. 19, issue of the Washington Post had a front page story titled, “Power Plant Rejected Over Carbon Dioxide For First Time.”
The story detailed the Thursday announcement by Kansas Department of Health and Environment denying the air permit for Sunflower Electric Power to construct two 700-megawatt coal plants at Holcomb.
KDHE became the first government agency in the United States to cite carbon dioxide emissions as the reason for rejecting an air permit for a proposed coal-fired electricity generating plant, saying that the greenhouse gas threatens public health and the environment.
With this decision, Kansas has become a leader in recognizing and acting on the...
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