Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 18 August 2009 14:08
This Moran meeting didn’t enlighten us
Of the several Jerry Moran town hall meetings I have attended, this one was the most disheartening. The topic on everyone’s mind was health-care reform.
We squandered a great opportunity to listen and learn about the issues, ideas, contradictions and forced choices for reforming our health-care system. A matter of this scope, fear and complexity requires teamwork, listening ears, and engaged minds.
Instead we contented ourselves by reciting anxious cliches and accepting political sound bites, some of them conflicting, from our congressman positioning himself for the Senate race.
I have experienced better town hall meetings with Jerry Moran. It is hard to see how anyone came away from that gathering feeling more enlightened. I know I sure didn’t.
Why does county ignore Roxbury road?
The county commission has once again OK’d miles and miles of county roads to have chip and seal, but as usual has forgotten the eight miles of Roxbury Road west of K-15 Highway.
This road was prepped with many taxpayer dollars over three years ago and yet it still hasn’t been finished. We still have huge dust clouds and rocks being thrown all over our cars by passing trucks and cars. Also, the pot holes are forming very quickly because it hasn’t been finished properly.
This is a widely used road in the north part of the county but it always seems to be forgotten. We were told by the commissioners in a county commission meeting that this road project had not been abandoned, but apparently it has. Once again we just get the run around.
Come on, it is eight miles of road that many dollars were pumped into to prep it and there has been sufficient time to finish it. I feel like this part of the county is always shorted, but we pay our taxes too and we deserve to have our roads maintained and finished just like any other part of the county.
Thanks, USD 408, for your generous help
I would like to publicly thank the Marion School District and especially activities director Tod Gordon and head track coach Grant Thierolf and his staff for their hospitality and graciousness this past spring.
The Tabor men’s and women’s track and field teams didn’t have a place to practice, and Marion allowed us to work out pretty much every day on their track. Not only that, but they went out of their way to make the facility available to Tabor athletes and coaches.
We were also allowed to hold our college invitational track meet at Marion as well.
Many thanks and best wishes for a great school year in 2009-10.