Letter to the Editor
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 October 2010 15:01Brownback offered few specifics
In his trek through Marion County, Sen. Sam Brownback understandably had little time to answer questions. I was at Country Lakes Cafe when he stopped there and spoke to the choir. His talking points were so general that one can’t be blamed for wishing for more specific answers about his plans.
For example, what “restraints on small businesses” would he remove? OSHA? Minimum wage? Forty-hour work week? Child labor? Workman’s comp? Equal opportunity employment?
Likewise, when he spoke in such a disparaging manner about “Obamacare” and said it should be the first thing Kansas overturns, what exactly does he want to get rid of first? Coverage for preexisting conditions? Allowing children to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 October 2010 15:29Nice job around grain elevator and Ash St.
We wish to thank Lyman Adams and the Cooperative Grain and Supply board for their proactive steps to control the routing of trucks around the Co-op area.
By erecting the barrier and sanding the grounds, Co-op is controlling some of the dust that sifts across Hillsboro. Most of the dust is caused when trucks transition from Ash Street onto the Co-op compound at high speeds.
We also wish to thank the city of Hillsboro for the Ash Street improvements. The outcome dramatically reduces the traffic noise from trucks that pounded across the pot holes and the big dip as they access Co-op.
Hillsboro is fortunate to have a healthy, growing business base that includes agri-businesses like...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 28 September 2010 16:07Grants make impact at Hillsboro library
Hillsboro Public Library just finished a summer of fun with many activities including a visit from Rolling Hills Wildlife Park personnel and animals as well as the Summer Reading Program and reading challenges for teens and adults.
For the first time in many years, the library was able to provide Summer Reading activities to patrons for free. In the past the costs were partially covered by charging a small fee to patrons. This year the programs were funded in part with a grant from the Hillsboro Community Foundation.
Without the grant, the library would not have been able to host the presentation by Rolling Hills Wildlife Park. It was an incredibly successful event. Library staff was...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:48America has been
betrayed by its leaders
Our president, as well as other elected or appointed leaders, continue the betrayal of America. They are not the first. This is a continuing pattern since 1945, but there is a sudden alarming indifference toward the constitutional protections of American citizens.
People, do you realize persons 65 years old have never seen America win a war? This school year, children going into the fourth grade have not lived a day of America at peace.
I remember Pearl Harbor was attacked the December 1941 that I was in kindergarten and Japan unconditionally surrendered in September 1945, ending World War II in three years and nine months. That’s because World War II was fought with intent for...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 24 August 2010 16:14Letter misrepresented context of comments
I would like to take an opportunity to comment on Stan Thiessen’s letter to the editor in last week’s paper.
I was not speaking for the Marion County Commission at the time I made my remarks. I’m familiar with what I said and I also re-read the news article. Nowhere in my remarks as reported was there any sort of insinuation that I was speaking for the commission as a whole, and praising us as a commission.
The intent and content of my remarks was solely to pay homage to Commissioner (Bob) Hein, who I felt and still feel displayed heroic courage that was in keeping with the standards set forth to be nominated for the JFK Profiles in Courage Award.
To avoid another misinterpretation...
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