Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor (8-1-18)

Community Band was a success Thank you to all who performed with and/or supported the Hillsboro High School and Community Band in the Marion County Fair Parade. Each of the musicians gave their time for an evening rehearsal and the parade. The high school band members performing were Noah Bartel, Rylie Daniels, Malorie Hein, Charlie Major, Grace Major, Callie Plenert, […]

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Letters to the Editor (7-4-18)

‘Service day’ seems to be self-serving I read the article on the “service day” by the MB church. I’m saddened. People keep using the phrase being “Christ-like.” So what does the Christ say about such things? Matthew tells us, “Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will […]

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Letters to the editor (6-20-18)

Make courtesy truly common Excellent editorial about common courtesy (Feb. 13). We need that message now more than ever. It is unbelievable what our common discourse has eroded to be. I have my favorite people to blame who I think started all this; but I won’t go into that now. But over the years, it has become commonplace for TV […]

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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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