Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor (9-5-18)

Coop dust is everywhere Hillsboro COOP Grain and Supply must have it in for the residents on the north end of town.  The dust caused by traffic on the COOP grounds is bad enough on a quiet day but for some reason workers consistently choose to groom the grounds with a grader blade on the windiest days of summer. The […]

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Letters to the Editor (8-29-18)

Handling of MCCEDC is a joke The handling of the Marion County Community Economic Development Corporation (MCCEDC) by the Marion County Commission would be laughable were it not yet another vicious hoax perpetrated on the tax payers of Marion County. Although the group of volunteers were well intentioned in their efforts to organize an effective economic development function at the […]

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Letters to the Editor (8-21-18)

Things aren’t the way they used to be in Marion County Hillsboro recently held a Farmers Market in the city park. The event was advertised to include meals for purchase. There were two tables of vendors, one with baked goods, the other with what appeared to be garage sale items. The event was scheduled to last only a couple hours. […]

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Letters to the Editor (8-15-18)

As requested I am writing in to your “opinion” section on the county fair. The fair has dwindled to almost nothing and as an active member in the community with a family here are some things we would like to see to boost attendance. A carnival, a dance after the Saturday night rodeo with a beer garden, a parade that […]

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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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