Category: Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor (week of November 8, 2017)

Disappointed by endorsement By the time this letter will be read by the readers of the Free Press, the results of the city elections will be history and the winners and losers will be known by all accounts. The coverage the Free Press has given of the various forums, coffees, interviews and individual candidate’s campaign ads was great. Therefore, I […]

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Letters (October 2, 2017)

Cheers for senior’s recycling efforts Kudos to Sonja Jost and others who are working hard to recycle and educate other youth and adults about the importance of this act (Oct. 18 issue). My husband and I have been passionate about this since the 1970s and continue to do this. It gives me great hope to read about Sonja taking the […]

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Letters (October 18, 2017)

Thanks for the flowers on D Street I don’t know who the fairy is that plants and takes care of the four barrels of flowers along D Street, next to the ATM machine, but I want to give you a hearty “thank-you.” I have enjoyed them for many years. I live on Wilson Street, so very often I have opportunity […]

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Letters (October 11, 2017)

Looking for more local events coverage In recent weeks there have been two major events in Hillsboro. The first was the Arts and Crafts Fair, and the second was the Annual All-School Reunion.I have had the opportunity to attend both of these in recent years, and enjoyed them very much. I grew up in Hillsboro, graduating from HHS in 1971. […]

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Letters (September 27, 2017)

“Trust me, it’s (not) gonna happen.” “I will get back to you.” “The check is in the mail.” If I were a betting person, I would wager that every adult has heard one of those promises—or a version of it—at least once in their lifetime, only to discover it was a lie. The book of Proverbs in the Bible is […]

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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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