Letter to the Editor
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 November 2011 15:52Grateful for first HES Veterans Day salute
On Friday, Nov. 11, we were humbled and honored to be a part of a historic event. Hillsboro Elementary School and staff held an assembly honoring veterans and recognized Veterans Day.
The assembly began with uniformed Hillsboro Cub Scouts and their leaders as color-guards, presenting the American and Kansas State Flags and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Veterans from The Hillsboro American Legion Post 366 were introduced to the students. Veterans honored were Andy Krause, Harvey Ray, Mel Ratzlaff, Dick Carr, Pete Richert and Don Dahl.
Veteran Pete Klassen was in attendance in the audience.
Principal Evan Yoder dressed in the Navy blues his father wore while in service of the...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:45MES students hear mixed messages
Marion Elementary School students recently sat through the opening of “Cinderella,” which was held at the Marion High School Auditorium.
The queen asks the king which wine would be best to serve at the ball. The response given by the king was that his beverage of choice was “beer,” which drew a wave of laughter and applause from the young audience.
How sad, considering the week before these same students were the target group of a “Just Say No to Drugs” presentation and parade through downtown Marion.
Super Committee could hurt hospital
As many of you know, the recently adopted Budget Control Act of 2011 required the formation of a group of 12 congressional leaders...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 25 October 2011 17:48No longer feeling alone for miscarriage
This letter is in response to Malinda Just’s article about miscarriage (Oct. 19). In February of this year my husband and I suffered a miscarriage due to a tubal pregnancy the day after our youngest son’s second birthday. I had emergency surgery to remove the pregnancy.
At first, I had a difficult time sharing this news with others because of the emotional aspect and I didn’t want to make others uncomfortable. But now, as time has gone on, I have learned we are not alone. In my family alone, there are four women who have suffered a miscarriage.
Malinda’s article in May prompted me to start opening up about our loss and I reached out to Malinda in an email, thanking her for her courage to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 18 October 2011 15:33Protest represents
This letter is in response to Abi Humber’s article about being a part of Occupy Chicago (Oct. 12 issue). Abi, it saddens me that you have been caught up in the deceptive rhetoric of a chanting crowd.
You decry the “unfair banking processes that plague America.” You don’t specifically state how you think the banks have hurt us, but my experience has been quite the opposite.
When we got back from our honeymoon, we only had a dollars to our name. But thankfully the Peabody State Bank was willing to make a loan, at a very responsible rate, to a young man who had almost nothing. Over the years their financing, coupled with many hours of work, has enabled me to start a farm from scratch and...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 06 September 2011 15:39Editor: The following letter was sent by the Marion County commissioners to Rep. Bob Brookens, Sen. Jeff Longbine and Sen. Jay Emler. We include it here as information for the public.
We are writing this letter to express our concern over the significant loss of tax revenue to Marion and five other counties due to the Keystone Pipeline exemption. This action requires the six counties to provide emergency services, roads and other services to the pipeline without benefit of tax revenue to support these services. This creates an undue burden on the citizens of these counties they do not deserve.
The stated premises for granting this tax exemption given in testimony before the House Utilities...
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