Letter to the Editor
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:38Questioning expertise for Memorial speech
I did not attend the Memorial Day Service in Hillsboro upon which Patty Decker reported (May 31 issue), therefore my knowledge of the content of USN Commander Don Dahl’s remarks are confined to those which appeared in the Free Press.
Having read that account, it is difficult to judge as to whether to take Dahl’s opinions as risible or tragic that an individual holding such notions could have managed to rise to mid-level management of the military bureaucracy.
It would appear that Commander Dahl is unfamiliar with American history, recent or since the original European settlements, Christianity, current events, public libraries or corporate broadcast mass media.
This reader was left...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:47Researcher asks for kids’ WW II stories
For many of us, it is hard to imagine what life was like in the United States during World War II. Virtually every person in the nation was affected by the war on a daily basis. Scrap drives, bond sales, patriotic displays, rationing books and shortages of food staples, gasoline and rubber were a part of daily life on the home front.
Much has been written about the lives of our nation’s men and women during that time. There are few among us who do not know about the experiences of GI Joe and Rosie the Riveter.
One group whose experiences have been largely overlooked in historical accounts of World War II is American children. Certainly, their lives were as greatly affected as the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 08 May 2012 14:58Public servants take pride in their service
May 7-11 has been declared National Public Service Recognition Week. The purpose of the designation is to draw attention to the many workers who positively impact our communities.
As Americans, we rarely think about the people who make our country the place it is. There are many who serve at the federal level, including our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines to those who deliver our mail.
At the state level, we have those who serve to build and protect our highways and watch over and protect our food supply.
Even at the local level, we have people serving to make Hillsboro a better place to live like teachers, ambulance drivers, police and firefighters, those who provide us safe drinking...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 01 May 2012 15:09Scammers may be calling local seniors
The Marion County Department on Aging last week received information from two individuals who received phone calls about a medical card to use with Medicare.
The caller wanted to verify the person’s address and phone number, then asked for banking account routing number. Once both of these individuals refused to give this information, the caller hung up.
This appears to be a scam. Many times scammers will target an area for a couple of weeks, then move on to another area before the word gets out.
Remember: Never give your Medicare number or banking information over the phone to anyone you do not know.
One of the potential victims asked how she could be sure the caller was being honest with...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:44
Pellet guns can kill innocent creatures
Guns can kill. Pellet guns can kill pets and other innocent creatures. Even strict regulations and strong legislation cannot instill good conscience and humane perspective in persons who feel they must use those weapons for less than honorable purposes.
I pray for them. I pray for their victims.
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