Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters (August 16, 2017)

Respect the right of self-government Yes, democracy may be the best system in the present world, but there’s got to be a better way. How do we define democracy? Does it mean that we are a part of the whole, and where everyone is dependent on another? That leads to less and less workers and more and more consumers. Consumption […]

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Letters (August 2, 2017)

Thanks to all who played in the band Thank-you to all who performed with, or supported, the Hillsboro High School and Community Band in the Marion County Fair parade. Jost Fabricating provided the trailer, and Steve and Jeanie Bartel provided the truck. Each of the musicians gave their time for an evening rehearsal and the parade. The high school band […]

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Letters (July 5, 2017)

Budget request was misreported In the June 28 edition of the Free Press, it was stated that the Marion Historical Museum submitted a budget request for $12,600 to the Marion City Council that included “purchasing a car.” This is incorrect. A budget increase of $2,600 was requested to support salary and operating expenses needed to expand the season the museum […]

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Letters (June 28, 2017)

U.S. doesn’t need to apologize I am writing in response to Bob Woelk’s June 14 article on the opinion page. There are millions of us who voted for Donald Trump, and are proud of the job he is doing. He may not have won the popular vote, but he won the popular vote in 30 of the 50 states. Hillary […]

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Letters (June 21, 2017)

Saddened by Hudson’s departure I was saddended but not surprised to hear of Steve Hudson’s resignation as Marion County Park & Lake director. I have always enjoyed the time I spend at the lake and appreciate his work, from taking grandkids fishing to union picnics, always safe and clean. Sad to say, developers are ruling the lake. A resort, it’s […]

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Letters (June 14, 2017)

Squirrels, nuts and rethinking progress A pack of squirrels live in a forest of trees that produce nuts. It is the only forest of nut-producing trees for miles around. To get to a different forest, the squirrels would have to embark on a long and dangerous journey. Further­more, the squirrels can eat only nuts. Each year during the gathering season, […]

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Letters (June 7, 2017)

City’s help aided building project I want to thank the City of Hillsboro for all of the assistance during our construction at 200 East D St. Our construction journey started in earnest with a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting March 3, 2016, and has culminated with a temporary certificate of occupancy on May 11 and move-in on May 25. All […]

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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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