Category: Letter to the Editor

Blood drive was a success

I want to thank the Hillsboro Museums and HMB Church for making the Oct 19 blood drive a success with 62 presenting donors and 58 pints collected! The Hillsboro Museums board will be given $580 from the Red Cross to use towards outdoor lighting for the museums. Many lives will be saved from this event, as well as donors being […]

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Trump is to blame

The Nation should be outraged that Trump knew how serious COVID-19 was in early February, but didn’t do a damm thing for months. He just continued to claim COVID-19 would just magically go away in a couple of months. It’s estimated that 70% – 90% of US COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented if Trump would have responded to COVID-19 […]

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In response to Penner

Mr. Penner’s article of 9/9 certainly drew some interesting parallels to our current situation. HEAR! HEAR! Mr Penner, and Thank You. ALSO: Shooting paintballs at people legally amounts to assault and battery. Trump says it is ok and sends his unmarked thugs to beat up protesters. Not wearing a mask amounts to extreme disrespect of not only the populace, but […]

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Reader brings attention to nursing home residents

I am writing this letter to give my Mom, Lois Nuss, a voice as a resident in a Marion County nursing home. Because of COVID-19 and the pandemic restrictions my mom has not been able to have visitors since the end of March. This is literally killing my Mom – not being able to see her family. We, as a […]

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Thanks to Hillsboro

This fall is the first such season in 27 years that I won’t call Hillsboro home. That’s the longest I’ve lived anywhere, which ended with our move to a nearby community this past May. And even though I continue to work and go to church here, there is a sadness about this change. Hillsboro people have been good to me […]

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Reader thankful for the bells each night

would like to thank whichever church it is that plays the bells every night. Every day my husband and I work full-time jobs and although we are struggling like most are financially during this time, I try not to show our difficulties in front of our young child. But just as I am about to cry, I hear those bells […]

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In response to Penner’s recent column

Mr. Penner, you hit the nail on the head. Inaccurate and false news is stated as the truth, and if presented as such long enough, it does indoctrinate people to believe it as the truth. Audiences of CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and other news stations along with most newspapers nationally and locally only report what they want their listeners and […]

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Thank you to health admin

A huge “thank you” to Marion County Health Department Administrator, Diedre Serene, for diligently monitoring the impact of Covid 19. She is to be commended for informing the public of cases, data, facts and statistics that help the general public understand the movement of the pandemic. Unfortunately we have a groupof Marion County Commissioners who doubt her advice. They question […]

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Frustration with commission

Let’s talk about the science, economics, and values of wearing masks during COVID-19. When it comes to the science of COVID-19, we should all listen to scientists and doctors more than politicians and TV. Here’s what we know about masks so far. The evidence for their helpfulness is overwhelming. The most rigorous studies we have support them. The world’s most […]

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Please vote for Curry

Rhonda Casey-Curry would do an excellent job for Marion County as our Treasurer. For 21 Years Rhonda managed my office at Leppke Realty and Auction where I trusted her completely with not only all of our clients finances and business but those of mine personally as well. Rhonda is a smart and intelligent person that understands, learns, and adapts quickly. […]

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