Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters (April 25, 2018)

Appreciation for April blood drive The Red Cross would like to thank those who generously donated blood Monday, April 16, at Trinity Church in Hillsboro. Several groups and individuals helped make the event a success with 34 pints of blood collected. Trinity Church served homemade cookies and provided exemplary staffing in the kitchen to assist the donors and volunteers in […]

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Letters (April 18, 2018)

‘Pray and read’ is the best response I try to avoid the “news” at all cost and have for several years. The one exception is local. But even the local news is more opinion in an attempt to “wag the dog.” I’ve been reading the “enough is enough” (Feb. 21 issue) thread and am fearful for all involved. To the […]

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Letters (April 11, 2018)

Court cases that ‘kicked out God’ I must stand by my comment about kicking God out of schools. Although, “kicking God out of school” was a figure of speech, since we are all aware that God is omnipresent. I cite several court cases over the years. (1) Voluntary prayer offered in a school is unconstitutional, even if it is both […]

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Letters (April 4, 2018)

God ‘banned from schools’ is false I cannot let go unchallenged a comment by Larry Ensey in the March 28 Free Press (Letters). I will not comment on his gun views. But, to say “we kicked prayer out of school… Bible reading… Ten Command­ments… and Christianity.” This is a false statement, and I can prove it. The truth is, the […]

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Letters (March 14, 2018)

HCF grant will address injuries I would like to thank the Hillsboro Community Foundation for awarding USD 410 a grant from the Marga Ebel Health Fund. With this grant, we will be able to have a physician make weekly visits to the high school to check on sports injuries as well as have a physician on the sidelines at home […]

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Letters (March 7, 2018)

Gun violence has myriad influences Our founding fathers believed our right to keep and bear arms was so important, it was second only to freedom of speech in the Bill of Rights. With increasing numbers of mass shootings, some blame the Second Amendment and lawful gun ownership. Semi-automatic military style firearms and high-capacity magazines have been available since the 1950s. […]

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Letters (February 21, 2018)

User fees, not taxes, for transfer station On a recent visit to Newton Medical Center for a pulmonary function test, the technician, upon discovering that I was from Marion County, asked if Marion County was as depressed financially as she had heard it was. Really gave me cause to ponder. After reading the account about the possibility of Marion County […]

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Letters (February 14, 2018)

HCF funds will aid water plaza project The Hillsboro Commun­ity Plaza committee would like to express our gratitude for receiving tremendous support from the Hillsboro Community Foundation, Hillsboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Hillsboro Kiwanis and many community members for Phase 1 of the plaza, which will include a splash pad, restroom facility, seating and shade. The committee’s grant submission […]

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Letters (February 7, 2018)

Handling of funds questioned I would like to educate the community as to how commissioners Randy Dallke and Kent Becker think it is OK to hand over $120,000 to the economic development committee treasurer, Mike Beneke, to hire a new director for the EDC. They will get another $40,000 later. Treasurer Mike Beneke has control over all this money until […]

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Letter to the Editor (January 24, 2018)

Can we respect differing views? I am not a political person and I like local high school English teacher Bob Woelk. His Jan. 10 article in the Free Press prompted a response from me. I felt the article gave strong opinions about many residents in our community, county, state and country who would support all or some of President Trump’s […]

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