Category: Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor (6-13-18)

County needs jobs more than roads Any hopes of addressing the deeper, real issues facing the Marion County economy were dashed when the Marion County Board of Commissioners defined the condition of roads as of No. 1 importance in the county. The Marion County commission continues to be another tragic failure in Kansas county governance. To be sure, potholes and […]

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Letters to the Editor (6-6-18)

HHS columnist’s piece was stellar Kudos to Hillsboro High’s journalism department and all students who participated in the Kansas State Press Association’s competition. You all earned that state title. I want to especially single out Maddy Daniels, whose editorial in the May 30 Free Press was stellar. Maddy, your “report” in the paper held my attention throughout, and I eagerly […]

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Letters (May 2, 2018)

Hillsboro hospital offers great care Let me tell you what Rural Community Hospitals of America has done for Hillsboro. I was in Hillsboro Community Hospital for six days in February due to complication from the flu. My primary physician, Alisa Schmidt, who also is chief medical advisor for the hospital, put together a program for my healing that in six […]

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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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