Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor (12-12-18)

Good News of Great Joy “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid for I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.’” Luke 2:10-11 This announcement, made by an angel to the shepherds, is […]

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Letter to the Editor

No need for five commissioners There never was a committee of many that could accomplish as much as a committee of few. We didn’t need more county commissioners. We needed better county commissioners. Still do. Stan Thiessen Hillsboro

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Letter to the Editor (11-14-18)

Now that the Free Press has spent several weeks self aggrandizing their accomplishments and posturing their achievements at the expense of space and time to the reader, let’s consider some facts. Journalism is an industry. It does everything imaginable to make money. It’s not some supernatural or virtuous arena where ethical word wizards work, not even in Marion County. All […]

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Letters to the Editor (10-31-18)

A few thoughts on the race for governor Here I am again. I advocate we look at facts about the governor’s race before we vote. We’ve seen ads and received postcards telling us Laura Kelly cannot be trusted and she ‘wants to raise your taxes’, etc. Here are some more facts, now you decide: Recall the recession that started in […]

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Letter to the Editor (10-24-18)

I want to thank Martha Krispense for her eloquent, well-written letter to the editor. Much of what she says I find myself in agreement with. However, I must differ on some key points. I do not think it would be wise to argue about whether Republicans or Democrats are more Christian. That argument would be pointless and never-ending. The Republicans […]

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Letters to the editor (10-17-18)

Because Woelk needs a rebuttal Sadly, our society has degraded to the point that I have to agree that MOST of Bob Woelk’s comments in his op ed piece in the October 16 issue of the Hillsboro Free Press are true. However, I believe, there are other issues to consider as well. Because, historically, no matter which party is in […]

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Letters to the editor (9-5-18)

Coop dust is everywhere Hillsboro COOP Grain and Supply must have it in for the residents on the north end of town.  The dust caused by traffic on the COOP grounds is bad enough on a quiet day but for some reason workers consistently choose to groom the grounds with a grader blade on the windiest days of summer. The […]

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Letters to the Editor (8-29-18)

Handling of MCCEDC is a joke The handling of the Marion County Community Economic Development Corporation (MCCEDC) by the Marion County Commission would be laughable were it not yet another vicious hoax perpetrated on the tax payers of Marion County. Although the group of volunteers were well intentioned in their efforts to organize an effective economic development function at the […]

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Letters to the Editor (8-21-18)

Things aren’t the way they used to be in Marion County Hillsboro recently held a Farmers Market in the city park. The event was advertised to include meals for purchase. There were two tables of vendors, one with baked goods, the other with what appeared to be garage sale items. The event was scheduled to last only a couple hours. […]

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Letters to the Editor (8-15-18)

As requested I am writing in to your “opinion” section on the county fair. The fair has dwindled to almost nothing and as an active member in the community with a family here are some things we would like to see to boost attendance. A carnival, a dance after the Saturday night rodeo with a beer garden, a parade that […]

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