Category: Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor (7-10-19)

Always consider the source when reading letters There have been several letters written over the past four months concerning the wind turbine project in Marion County. In reading the letters, all of us must consider the source. 1) Who are they? 2) Where do they live? 3) What is the culture they have grown up in and currently dwell within? […]

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Letter to the Editor (7-3-19)

Time to accept climate change People across the US and in Marion County have a wide variety of views about the reality of the Climate Crisis. I’ll just state that there is no doubt in the scientific community or among anyone who has seriously looked at the information that is available and understandable, that the climate crisis is real. It […]

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Letter to the Editor (6-26-19)

Reader sets record straight on what was said at meeting I have a correction to make. In the June 19 Free Press “Permit granted for wind farm despite protest”, I was quoted (p. 7). The first paragraph was about a question if the wind company contacted the Kansas State Historical Society about archeological sites, and that part is OK. The […]

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Letter to the Editor (6-19-19)

Weather shift is just a canary in the coalmine Miners used to bring canaries with them into a mine to alert them of dangerous levels of methane. If the canary was in distress or died they knew they better get out of the mine or they might be next. Every time I see an armadillo in central Kansas I think […]

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Letters to the Editor (6-12-19)

“Green” Energy for Marion County? Proponents of wind energy, including elected officials at all levels, have unfortunately been misled by non-factual assumptions. The general population has also been seriously misled as to the short and long-term efficacy and ‘utility’ of this energy source. To begin with, the suggestion that current global CO2 concentration is somehow harmful is based on totally […]

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Letter to the Editor (6-5-19)

With others, we wish we did not need to talk about wind farms in Marion Country. We wish things could stay the way they are. But we also believe that we need to move toward a renewable energy future and we want to be part of that movement even if it involves some risk and inconvenience. We will benefit financially […]

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Letter to the editor

Wind farm isn’t right for Marion County My days and nights are consumed with the thought of the wind farm proposal in southern Marion County by Expedition Wind, a company from Minnesota whose executives have probably only been in Kansas as a means to get to another state. Wind companies are frantically trying to sign as many leases as possible in […]

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Letter to the Editor (5-22-19)

Cohesive has been a savior for the hospital Change is always a hard thing, especially for a rural hospital like Hillsboro Community Hospital but I think one thing we have learned is that not all storms come to disrupt our lives; some come to clear our path. I can personally say that the storm we walked through with Empower made […]

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Letter to the Editor (4-24-19)

Wind Farm brings potential for Marion County A multitude of words has been spoken and written of late concerning the Expedition wind farm. Many of the comments I’ve heard and seen are negative concerning wind energy in Marion County. I wish to go on record stating that I am in support of National Renewable Solutions and their efforts to build […]

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Marion County not alone in ‘Wind Farm’ discussions, fight

Words matter… Have we all been so dumbed down (sorry) with the title of “Wind Farm” that we are numb to the fact that smooth-talking, wind companies (Expedition Wind/Diamond Vista/Tradewind) are actually proposing to build “Industrial wind turbines” in our communities? This will affect each of us in Marion County, Kansas, from “up north” by Tampa; to southeast near Peabody […]

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