Letter to the Editor
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...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 30 August 2011 16:17by Sen. Pat Apple
For years, Kansans have enjoyed lower electric rates than our friends and neighbors living in other parts of the country. That’s because the electrical generation system we rely upon was built primarily in the 1960s and 1970s.
As this system ages and our energy needs change, routine upgrades have been necessary to meet new environmental standards and to increase our generation capacity. To pay for these upgrades, we have all seen increased electric rates in recent months.
But if the Environmental Protection Agency has its way, further increases will be much more dramatic—not to mention unnecessary.
Recently, the EPA ruled that Kansas is among the states that must address “cross-state air...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 23 August 2011 14:40If you ride a bike, wear a helmet
My name is Elias Kalua. I’m 9 years old, going into the fourth grade. I’m writing this letter to help other kids not to get head injuries or paralyzed when they don’t wear helmets.
Did you know 314,600 people were sent to the emergency room from not wearing bike helmets in 2001? Sixty percent of bicycle accidents happen on roads within a mile from home. That’s as big as Hillsboro! So now will you wear a helmet?
Just because Hillsboro is small does not mean you don’t wear a helmet. You should always wear a helmet. Helmets are better than dying. And it’s better to ride a bike and look dumb than to lay in bed and never be able to ride a bike again.
I hope you are listening to these words...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 26 July 2011 18:32Another warning on the evils of grants
Recently, I wrote about the theft of money from our public treasury through the guise of “grant money” (Letters, June 15). We now have it reported in the Marion schools (June 22 issue). It is apparent that to deal with each grant money case individually will be a wearisome task.
The Bible says this is the way it will be before Christ returns. The book of Daniel says (referring to the antichrist), “he will wear down the saints.” I find this to be directed toward me today.
However, I find nowhere in the Bible that Jesus says to give it up. I Timothy 4 says, “correct, rebuke, encourage and instruct, for the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.” Jesus says...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:22Good to hear about man’s ‘new home’
I want to say thank you, Karen Clark-Elliott, for writing about Kenny Johnson (Letters, July 13). I have lived in Peabody 18 years and have known Kenny as long as I can remember.
I really appreciate that the citizens of Hillsboro have made him feel as welcome in his “new home” as we did here in Peabody.
Kenny, I am so happy that you are happy in your new home.
Benefit tour aided by numerous people
The annual Flowers in the Flint Hills, a benefit for the Marion City Library, took place Saturday, June 12. It was again a great success, drawing garden enthusiasts from all surrounding counties, as well as the Wichita and Kansas City metro areas.
The garden tour...
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