Category: Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor (5-22-19)

Cohesive has been a savior for the hospital Change is always a hard thing, especially for a rural hospital like Hillsboro Community Hospital but I think one thing we have learned is that not all storms come to disrupt our lives; some come to clear our path. I can personally say that the storm we walked through with Empower made […]

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Letter to the Editor (4-24-19)

Wind Farm brings potential for Marion County A multitude of words has been spoken and written of late concerning the Expedition wind farm. Many of the comments I’ve heard and seen are negative concerning wind energy in Marion County. I wish to go on record stating that I am in support of National Renewable Solutions and their efforts to build […]

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Marion County not alone in ‘Wind Farm’ discussions, fight

Words matter… Have we all been so dumbed down (sorry) with the title of “Wind Farm” that we are numb to the fact that smooth-talking, wind companies (Expedition Wind/Diamond Vista/Tradewind) are actually proposing to build “Industrial wind turbines” in our communities? This will affect each of us in Marion County, Kansas, from “up north” by Tampa; to southeast near Peabody […]

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Letter to the Editor (4-13-19)

With the promotion of wind farms in Kansas, and more specifically in Marion and McPherson counties, it deserves some serious investigation. The hype needs to be sorted out. Where did this all begin? It began in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A product of the “Earth Summit” (UN Conference on Environment and Development). It was labeled “Agenda 21” and […]

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Hillsboro Mayor addresses the recent water issues in the city

I am writing today to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to everyone who helped the City of Hillsboro deal with our recent water issue. As many of you know, the City of Hillsboro experienced an interruption in our water service to the community. What happened was that we experienced a telemetry failure (these are sensors that send an alert […]

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Letters to the Editor (3-6-19)

Reader voices frustration with lack of community coverage I was disappointed this week while reading the last edition of your newspaper. As a past board member of MCCEDC with goals to bring people to our communities and help support our local businesses. The MB Church Valentine Extravaganza which I was invited to attend brought hundreds of people to your town […]

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Letter to the Editor (2-20-19)

Expedition Wind read the Free Press’s article this past week on our proposed wind farm and we look forward to becoming a valuable member of the Marion County community. With a substantial amount of commerce, new jobs, and substantial shared funding with area landowners, we believe Expedition will have a very positive short- and long-term impact to the local economy. […]

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Letters to the Editor (2-13-19)

I have met or know of people I call “mixers”. Bob Woelk is one. It’s not that some of what he says isn’t truthful in a limited since. It’s that it’s said to evoke a response ( most likely a negative one) from those he feels are, in some way, spiritually inept. When he talks about the Christian faith; it’s […]

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Letters to the Editor (1-30-19)

With more talk about rural Marion County roads, I have to agree that surface road conditions due to Mother Nature this fall and winter are as poor as I’ve seen in the 40 years I’ve resided on 280th Rd. For the immediate time frame, I can only encourage and advise all people in our community to talk with our younger […]

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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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