Letter to the Editor
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...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 August 2010 18:56Commissioners have brought on ‘abuse’
Speaking for the Marion County commissioners, Commissioner (Dan) Holub recently praised the commission’s ability to persevere under abuse (Aug. 11 issue). Abuse?
Mr. Holub, we are a vigorous nation comprised of strong-willed people with a lot of opinions and not all of those opinions are the same. The fact that voters elected you to represent the public’s interests is what makes our nation great. In turn, we demand greatness from you.
The voters did not elect you because they think you know it all.
The county commission continues to make a mess of most everything it touches, from county projects to economic development, and we’re suffering for it.
Marion County voters recently took...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 August 2010 15:44Rodeo is abuse and terrorism of animals
I fault the Free Press for giving publicity to the rodeo at the county fair.
Religion mandates our responsibility to the care of the Earth and all life.
Abuse and terrorism of animals, roping steers for sport should be outlawed.
Elma F. David
Light won’t have much effect on safety
At its Tuesday (Aug. 3) meeting the (Hillsboro) City Council accepted an offer from the program Safe Routes to School to underwrite the $3,000 cost of placing a flashing red light at the intersection of Adams and A streets to increase safety for students going to and from the elementary school.
I question the need for the light. I pass that intersection when students are going to school most...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 03 August 2010 17:19Marion was a classy tournament host
I had the privilege as a Kansas Cal Ripken Baseball official of being a part of the just completed Kansas 11 and Under State Baseball Tournament of Champions held in Marion. The tournament featured champions from across the state of Kansas, all vying for advancement to the Midwest Plains regional in Lyons, KS July 29-August 2.
The Marion tournament committee did an excellent job of hosting an exciting and fair baseball tournament. Marion has hosted many district, state, and regional tournaments in the past and this was another one of their many tournament successes! Not only was baseball the spotlight during the four-day tournament, but sportsmanship and team play was promoted throughout. All...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:44Carnival will add to kids’ fair memories
Where can you go to experience the excitement and joyful screams of young people riding carnival rides?
The Marion County Fair!
That’s right. The Marion County Fair has a carnival this year. Pride Amusements has committed to providing a collection of carnival rides for both the young and young at heart to enjoy.
The MCF Board is extremely excited about this new development and optimistic that it will provide additional entertainment for families.
Remember the days you were a kid: the excitement of the fair, the smell of popcorn/cotton candy, sounds of children laughing, walking through the livestock barns, seeing the exhibits, the hum of the Ferris wheel and the carnival lights late into...
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