Category: Letter to the Editor

Search continues for state funding sources

by Rep. Don Schroeder Kansas House of Representatives The veto session continues with few solutions. Tax conferees continue to float proposals that continue to fail. However, the Education Committee kicked a school funding proposal out of the committee without a favorable recommendation. That basically means the committee does not necessarily agree the proposal is good, but will leave it up […]

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Letters (May 24, 2017)

State eyes utility tax for revenue This past weekend, the Legislature began working on a school financing bill that has some impact on your future utility bills. We want you to be aware so that if you want to contact Sen. Rick Wilborn or Rep. Don Schroeder, you will have the chance. The bill is SB 251 and the proposed […]

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Letters (May 17, 2017)

Postmaster says thanks for support I want to thank those in the Florence, Peabody and Marion communities, who have been so supportive following the recent wave of dog attacks. I am happy to report the three postal carriers involved have recovered, and are back delivering the mail. I appreciate all those who have moved their mailboxes, and those who restrain […]

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Letters (May 3, 2017)

Grateful for help after auto accident To say last Tuesday (April 25) was eventful would be an understatement. Two others and I were in a three-car accident on U.S. Highway 56 at my parents’ driveway. I just wanted to reach out to all those who helped at the scene and those who have reached out since. To the firefighters, police […]

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Letters (April 26, 2017)

‘No’ is right vote on beer garden We want to voice our appreciation for the Hills­boro City Council, who voted against the beer garden at the Demo Derby at the Marion County Fair. Ser­ving alcoholic beverages publicly would be setting a new standard for our community. We noticed that the Marion County Sub­stance Abuse Prevention Council ran good-sized ads in […]

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Letters (March 29, 2017)

Time for a county administrator These are big times for our county. The commissioners have agreed to invest in economic development in a dynamic way. And now, with Teresa Huffman retiring, we find ourselves in the position where we can imagine a new model of leadership for ourselves. I have served on the USD 408 Board of Education for six […]

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Letters (March 15, 2017)

Rep. Marshall and the poor among us So the Republicans have released their replacement for the Affordable Care Act. By most analyses, the conclusion is that rural health care systems will suffer the most with the loss of health insurance subsidies and an erosion of Medicaid. I care deeply about the future of St. Luke Hospital. My first official job […]

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Letters (March 8, 2017)

Eagle promotion laid an egg I was pleased to read that someone else has had trouble with the Wichita Eagle telemarketers (Partly Non­sense, March 1). During the past two years, we have received some un-ordered Wichita Eagles. We also received two different telephone marketers offering a low-cost renewal, which we clearly refused. We never received a bill for these free […]

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Letters to the Editor (Week of March 1, 2017)

Leo Club says thanks for support The Hillsboro High School Leo Club wishes to thank HHS students, their parents and the community of Hillsboro and surrounding communities for supporting Marion County Project SEARCH, during the Leo’s fundraising week. Through the community night at Wendy’s, various activities at the high school and a raffle at a Trojan basketball game, we were […]

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Letter to the Editor (Week of February 22, 2017)

Respect others, but honor true God We want to respond to Harry Bennett’s letter (Feb. 8) regarding “religious intolerance.” Bennett addresses a community gathering back in 1991 at the time of the “Desert Storm” invasion. He reports that the pastor of our church at that time, who would have been Larry King, made an overly zealous, insensitive comment about Allah […]

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