Category: Letter to the Editor

Getting the numbers straight

Contrary to what Expedition Wind is feeding us, (FAKE or twisted information) please read the following: Decisions made recently by our elected officials of the Marion County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) are very concerning to me. Let me get right to the point–Back in 2015, our BOCC approved the Expedition Wind Conditional Use Permits (CUP’s), formerly known as “the […]

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Reader is disappointed with county commission

Several days ago I watched the Marion County Commissioner’s video (11/25) of our five commissioners at work. It was like a long, anticipated wait for a movie that had been advertised for several months with hype and controversy of five commissioners instead of three. I was excited to finally observe five individuals working together for the people who elected them […]

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Saying thanks to those who stuck it out

About this time last year, we started dealing with hospital issues. In the following months a lot of things transpired to get to the point this week where the hospital is no longer in bankruptcy. As Mayor Lou has said many times “the Good Lord has guided us through this season.” I wanted to take the opportunity to point out […]

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‘Out on Bond’ process is crazy

This week I was greatly saddened to hear that a person who could have killed my father and another driver on the road who went on to seriously hurt a member of his own family and ran from the police, was released hours later on bond. I would like to raise awareness of why someone with multiple charges as violent […]

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Wind company addresses area

Expedition Wind is excited to partner with landowners in Marion County as we proceed with the development and construction of a 72-turbine project. This source of renewable energy not only benefits our environment, it benefits the landowners and surrounding area as well. We understand that change can be difficult to understand, embrace and accept. We would like to reiterate some […]

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Landowner: Diamond Vista has met its obligations

As a participating landowner and the landowner liaison for the Diamond Vista wind farm, I have been in a unique position to be a part of dialogue between the 130 participating landowners and the project. I have also had the opportunity to observe the response of Enel Green Power (owner) and RES (contractor) to concerns and issues. In light of […]

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Wind company addresses Marion County residents

On behalf of Expedition Wind, with the final approval by the County Commission last Friday of our master Development Agreement, we have now turned to focus on the remaining fieldwork in preparation for “Notice to Proceed” on construction. We believe that the Development Agreement and corresponding PILOT payments are very favorable for the County and local School Districts – as […]

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Grant to be put to good use at Hillsboro Library

Hillsboro Public Library thanks the Hillsboro Community Foundation for the generous grant received this year. Patrons of our community are enjoying the additions to our library that this grant provided. The children’s toys we purchased have provided opportunities for imaginative play and learning. This grant has allowed HPL to add 14 new imaginative hands-on activities for young children, a new […]

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Nice to have strangers be so nice

I recently celebrated World Kindness Day, Nov. 13, a few days early. On Monday morning, Nov. 11, I was on my way to work in Newton when, while approaching highway 50 at the end of the 13-mile road, my car started to slide on the ice and slid off the road onto the shoulder, hitting a road sign. After the […]

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Pay attention to what is really in Medicare plans

The Marion County Dept on Aging has received several calls about a television advertisement with a famous football player talking about new Medicare plans. This commercial is about Medicare Advantage plans. So in hopes of clearing the muddy waters here are the key differences between Medicare with a supplemental plan and Medicare Advantage plan. A Medicare Supplement plan (Medigap policy) […]

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