Category: Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor (Week of February 22, 2017)

Respect others, but honor true God We want to respond to Harry Bennett’s letter (Feb. 8) regarding “religious intolerance.” Bennett addresses a community gathering back in 1991 at the time of the “Desert Storm” invasion. He reports that the pastor of our church at that time, who would have been Larry King, made an overly zealous, insensitive comment about Allah […]

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Letter to the Editor (Week of February 15, 2017)

Long-range rebuke must be slow day Harry, I read your letter (Feb. 8 issue). You don’t say anything about your beliefs, other than you were in the Marion Peacekeepers. I can only assume that with your insight, Madison, Wis., is a Utopian Paradise. How slow must your day be to check the voting stats of the county you lived in […]

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Letters to the Editor (Week of February 8, 2017)

Bigotry toward Muslims resurfaces On a cold evening in mid-January 1991, I attended an ecumenical service at the First Baptist Church in Marion. I went to the community service with several of my fellow members of the Marion Peacemakers, an advocacy group for world peace that had been meeting regularly for several years. The purpose of the service that evening […]

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Letters (January 18, 2017)

County support is appreciated Thank-you to all the folks who loaded the Salvation Army kettles with bills and change, and mailed donations, this past holiday season. We often expend our monthly funds before the end of the month, and it was exciting to see this generosity. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian […]

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Letters (Jan 11, 2017)

Commissioner should be recalled Occasionally an elected official needs to be removed from his or her position. In some cases it could be unethical behavior or maybe a conflict of interest and sometimes just plain contempt for the job. A recall is the power of the voters to remove such an elected official before a term expires. It has been […]

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Letters (Dec 28, 2016)

Grateful for blood drive support I would like to thank everyone who came to donate blood Dec. 23 at the Red Cross Blood Drive and everyone who helped coordinate the event. I was able to help coordinate through the Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program. In total, 59 pints of blood were collected. A big thank-you to Dale’s Supermarket for donating […]

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Letters (Dec 14, 2016)

Thanks for asking for S-N-C to sing I want thank former Hills­boro High School choir member David Vogel for inviting the current Spirit-N-Celebration members to join him for the Down-Home Christmas Concert. It was a great experience for the students, as well as being a wonderful evening for the community. Thank-you for supporting the arts in Hillsboro. Lynn Just, choral […]

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Letters (Nov 30, 2016)

Marion County has fine firefighters In recent weeks, a fine group of Marion County firefighters, including departments from Hillsboro, Marion, Durham, Lost Springs, Lehigh, Peabody, carried out a two-day practice exercise with the old house on our property southeast of Hillsboro. A couple of weeks later, when the wind cooperated, Ben Steketee and the Hills­boro crew burned the house down, […]

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Letters (Nov 9, 2016)

It’s time to unify for the future As an ag producer, and one of the larger patrons of Cooperative Grain & Supply, I want to share some thoughts about CGS merging with MKC. It has been a long, hard struggle for me to come to this conclusion, but I am confident in saying I support unification. Below is why. If […]

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Letters (Nov 2, 2016)

Kansas gives bar selection control It is quite interesting that the legal profession is completely misrepresenting this issue. Governor Brown­back will not be randomly choosing any Supreme Court justice. Kansas happens to be the only state that gives the bar association majority control over the selection process of Supreme Court judges. This process is the least representative, least transparent, and […]

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