Category: Letter to the Editor

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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Letter to the Editor

No need for five commissioners There never was a committee of many that could accomplish as much as a committee of few. We didn’t need more county commissioners. We needed better county commissioners. Still do. Stan Thiessen Hillsboro

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Letter to the Editor (11-14-18)

Now that the Free Press has spent several weeks self aggrandizing their accomplishments and posturing their achievements at the expense of space and time to the reader, let’s consider some facts. Journalism is an industry. It does everything imaginable to make money. It’s not some supernatural or virtuous arena where ethical word wizards work, not even in Marion County. All […]

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Letters to the Editor (10-31-18)

A few thoughts on the race for governor Here I am again. I advocate we look at facts about the governor’s race before we vote. We’ve seen ads and received postcards telling us Laura Kelly cannot be trusted and she ‘wants to raise your taxes’, etc. Here are some more facts, now you decide: Recall the recession that started in […]

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Letter to the Editor (10-24-18)

I want to thank Martha Krispense for her eloquent, well-written letter to the editor. Much of what she says I find myself in agreement with. However, I must differ on some key points. I do not think it would be wise to argue about whether Republicans or Democrats are more Christian. That argument would be pointless and never-ending. The Republicans […]

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Letters to the editor (10-17-18)

Because Woelk needs a rebuttal Sadly, our society has degraded to the point that I have to agree that MOST of Bob Woelk’s comments in his op ed piece in the October 16 issue of the Hillsboro Free Press are true. However, I believe, there are other issues to consider as well. Because, historically, no matter which party is in […]

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