Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor (10-30-19)

Since embarking on my latest venture of Edwards Cafe for the good of our communities, the last things I expected was fallout for political signs in front of my businesses. With multiple editorials and letters to the Editor recent from what planet we live on to Wind farms, County, road conditions, Marion city water and sewer projects, their downtown street […]

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Letter to the Editor (10-16-19)

The Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair board would like to thank everyone involved with this year’s 50th arts and crafts fair. As one vendor shared after the fair, “Hillsboro attracts a crowd like no other” and to make an event of this magnitude a success for 50 years takes a tremendous amount of community support. From the City of Hillsboro […]

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County will look much different with 500 wind turbines

After a weekend of nostalgia and fun at The Wheat/Threshing Days in Goessel, America, and the week before at The Marion County Fair, I would like to thank everyone who helped make those events a success. The view from these two rural events would look much different with 500’ wind turbines surrounding our communities. As of late, several letters have […]

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Letter to the Editor (8-7-19)

Wind farm regulations need another look If any of you are following the goings-on at the Commissioner’s meetings, you are well aware there is yet another wind farm being considered in Marion County. What you may not be aware of is; that this probably won’t be the last. Our elected officials on the Board of County Commissioners as well as […]

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Letter to the editor (7-31-19)

No issues shopping locally by reader I just read the letter to the editor regarding bullying in the Hillsboro businesses and am shocked. We have done our business in Hillsboro the entire time we have lived here and have NEVER experienced anything like what was stated in the letter. We buy our groceries at Dales, our gas at Jost Service, […]

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Letters to the Editor (7-24-19)

Reader thinks Hillsboro has business bullies Business bullies are business owners or managers who verbally abuse customers they don’t like. Business bullies think you owe them your business. They believe you are somehow privileged to patronize them. Whatever they may have known about earning your business long since faded into an engraved image of themselves on your next dollar. Here […]

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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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