Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters (Week of May 14, 2008)

Jail project needs some middle ground   The cost estimates for the Marion County jail project were reported at last week?s Marion County Commission meeting. The two options presented seem to be the two extreme possibilities with no middle ground proposals. Why not a new 20- to 24-bed facility that would cover the 25-year county prisoner census projection given by […]

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Letters (Week of May 7, 2008)

Fight high fuel prices, drive 55 mph   So, another week of record-breaking gas prices, and with summer looming, it can only get worse. We?ve been here before, right? But this time, it really hurts. And it hurts everybody, including low-income people, commuters, truckers and farmers. Do you want to know how to stick it to the oil companies and […]

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Letters (Week of April 30, 2008)

Trails issues given no clear voice in county It comes as no surprise that trail issues in Marion and McPherson counties continues to be frustrating, confusing and volatile. To begin with, the Central Kansas Conservancy is not a responsible party in the issues of trail development. CKC lacks leadership, the organization fails to build and sustain membership and it has […]

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Letters (Week of April 23, 2008)

Coal plants still an issue in Legislature   Don Ratzlaff?s editoral last week lamented the use of ?Going Green? as an advertising gimmick to sell SUVs. I too find the use of environmental concerns as a ?sales hook? to be an unfortunate marketing tool. While it is a good thing that any business constructing a new building use the latest […]

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Letters (Week of April 16, 2008)

Downtown park a boon for community   A park in downtown Hillsboro (April 2 issue)? What a wonderful idea! Congratulations to members of the Tree Board for coming up with such a beautiful vision. I see this as a nice extension of the recent Main Street improvements and a benefit to downtown businesses, their owners and employees, customers, visitors and […]

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Letters (Week of April 2, 2008)

Watch out for NAFTA ?super highway?   Someone had an article about his dislike of Daylight Saving Time in the Free Press. I have to write about something that will destroy our United States of America and also destroy our beloved Kansas. Every day I see people walking around town as though they do not know the danger. Construction is […]

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Letters (Week of March 26, 2008)

Clothing ministry will need new place   The Shepherd?s Shed Free Clothing Storehouse will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. Come in and get your spring and summer clothing. This will be the last time I will be open in this location. The building has sold and I need to relocate by April 16. I?ve […]

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Letters (Week of March 12, 2008)

Daylight Saving Time is the real WMD   I used to think Americans had become a laughingstock to the rest of the world because of Daylight Saving Time: ?We save daylight by changing our clocks.? I didn?t understand, and neither did they, that cutting off the bottom of a sheet and sewing it onto the top actually does not make […]

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Letters (Week of March 5, 2008)

Truck drivers aren?t endangering kids   In regard to the article written about the Marion City Council meeting, principally the truck traffic issue, one comment was made about endangering children who play in that area. The truck drivers that use that facility are respected community members. Most are loving involved parents and uncles. They are careful and attempt to be […]

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