Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters (Week of June 18, 2008)

Another perspective on concert conflict   In regard to the article in the June 4 issue (Countywide), the Florence Labor Day Committee feels the facts should be stated publicly in regards to the Marion County Firefighters Association meeting that ?doused? the conflicts between our 71st annual Labor Day venue and the MCFA?s first concert event. 1. No Florence Labor Day […]

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Letters (Week of June 4, 2008)

Toward ag that is truly ?sustainable?   Webster?s dictionary defines ?sustain? as to keep going or prolong. By extension, ?sustainable agriculture? would mean a system of food production that can be depended upon to keep going or prolonged to produce food for a population. Paul Penner?s column last week seemed to take a rather narrow look at a few components […]

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Letters (Week of May 21, 2008)

City workers? efforts are appreciated   This letter is long overdue. Last week I saw something that reminded me I still hadn?t written to offer my thanks and appreciation to our city workers. Last winter when we had our big ice storm, there were trees and branches down all over the city. What a mess! One evening I was watching […]

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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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