Category: Letter to the Editor

Marion woman expresses thanks over help with senior center

Thank You! For those of you who have helped, visited, donated or even thought about the Marion Senior Center, thank you! We are continuing to plan events and gather help to meet our needs and restoration goals. Come on down and find your niche at the Senior Center. We have been boosted by all the help from the community. If […]

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Reader explains why recycling is important

Is Marion County Too Small to Make a Difference? I Don’t Think So.    Recycling in Marion County should be a priority. In reality, we should have a composting system by now. But no, instead, we’re suspending the recycling program. It’s 2020, for crying out loud, and this is how we start out the year? Why are we going backwards? […]

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Administrator goes over new recycling set up

The City of Hillsboro Sanitation Department will continue collecting recyclables on our regular pickup schedule. The past 8 days dealing with the announcement that Marion County Transfer Station will no longer accept recyclables has been very frustrating. Hillsboro and Marion were notified, not by county staff but by the news media. If ever there is a time you want to […]

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On the topic of hate

Okay, let’s talk about hate. I hate broccoli. I hate this dress. I hate cats. I hate that show. I hate that song. I hate racism. I hate prejudice. I hate her. I hate him. I hate young people. I hate old people. I hate taxes. I hate rich people. I hate poor people. I hate liberals. I hate conservatives. […]

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Getting the numbers straight

Contrary to what Expedition Wind is feeding us, (FAKE or twisted information) please read the following: Decisions made recently by our elected officials of the Marion County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) are very concerning to me. Let me get right to the point–Back in 2015, our BOCC approved the Expedition Wind Conditional Use Permits (CUP’s), formerly known as “the […]

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Reader is disappointed with county commission

Several days ago I watched the Marion County Commissioner’s video (11/25) of our five commissioners at work. It was like a long, anticipated wait for a movie that had been advertised for several months with hype and controversy of five commissioners instead of three. I was excited to finally observe five individuals working together for the people who elected them […]

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Saying thanks to those who stuck it out

About this time last year, we started dealing with hospital issues. In the following months a lot of things transpired to get to the point this week where the hospital is no longer in bankruptcy. As Mayor Lou has said many times “the Good Lord has guided us through this season.” I wanted to take the opportunity to point out […]

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‘Out on Bond’ process is crazy

This week I was greatly saddened to hear that a person who could have killed my father and another driver on the road who went on to seriously hurt a member of his own family and ran from the police, was released hours later on bond. I would like to raise awareness of why someone with multiple charges as violent […]

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Wind company addresses area

Expedition Wind is excited to partner with landowners in Marion County as we proceed with the development and construction of a 72-turbine project. This source of renewable energy not only benefits our environment, it benefits the landowners and surrounding area as well. We understand that change can be difficult to understand, embrace and accept. We would like to reiterate some […]

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Landowner: Diamond Vista has met its obligations

As a participating landowner and the landowner liaison for the Diamond Vista wind farm, I have been in a unique position to be a part of dialogue between the 130 participating landowners and the project. I have also had the opportunity to observe the response of Enel Green Power (owner) and RES (contractor) to concerns and issues. In light of […]

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