Category: Letter to the Editor

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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Letters (Week of Feb. 20, 2008)

?Unclear science? is a clear win for lobbies   ?The issue debated yesterday is laced with politics, unclear science and potential peril for the future of Kansas? ?a quote from State Sen. Jim Barnett?s ?Explanation of Vote? letter explaining his ?yes? vote on the bill that passed Thursday to allow the construction of the Holcomb coal plants. To what ?unclear […]

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Letters (Week of Feb. 6)

Bum-rushed bill will hurt state in long run Last week the Kansas Legislature introduced bills in both houses that if passed will make Kansas the most coal friendly state in the union. The bill is the reaction to KDHE?s denial of a permit to build two 700 mega-watt coal-fired power plants in Holcomb. The bill will permit the release of […]

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Letters (Week of Jan.16, 2008)

State?s needs require leadership priorities The article last week (Jan. 9) giving Rep. Don Dahl?s take on the upcoming Kansas legislative session seems to be setting a low expectation for anything being accomplished other than the typical partisan sniping over taxes. In the entire article I did not read a reference to any of the many issues that need to […]

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Letters (Week of Jan. 9, 2008)

Trojan Classic a class act in a class place   Yesterday I was talking to my husband Joe about the upcoming Trojan Classic. When he said, ?It looks like there?s a chance that we (Thomas More Prep) might be playing Hillsboro in the first round,? I asked him what kind of game he was anticipating. He said, ?Like always, a […]

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Letters (Week of Dec. 26, 2007)

United Way to cease operation in county? During the past several years, Marion County volunteers have attempted to establish a United Way organization to support charitable agencies in the county. During this, county businesses and individual community members have been asked to financially support this effort. Recently it has become apparent that our county is not willing to provide the […]

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Letters (Week of Dec. 19, 2007)

Goessel event was special for the kids   The Goessel community enjoyed a special holiday event Sunday when Santa Claus came to the old blacksmith shop. I want to thank the Goessel Task Force, which sponsored the event, Donna and Wes Duerksen for getting the blacksmith shop ready, Jerry and Dennis Schroeder for their equipment and the carolers for coming […]

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Letters (Week of Dec. 12, 2007)

A kind life lived with care and purpose   I?ve spent the past week trying to come up with a list of people whose lives have been?or were?as kind, caring and purposeful as Marvin Groening?s. Alas, it?s a short list. Dave Ranney Lawrence

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