Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters (Week of Nov. 14, 2007)

Why did flag error occur on Vets Day?   Hillsboro High School flew the American flag upside down Monday morning, Veterans Day, until a veteran walked in off the street at 9:30 a.m. to complain. It is disrespectful to fly the flag upside down??an act straight out of the ?60s and its anti-war protests. The school?s excuse was that a […]

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Letters (Week of Oct. 24, 2007)

Kansas leads the way to protect air quality   The Friday, Oct. 19, issue of the Washington Post had a front page story titled, ?Power Plant Rejected Over Carbon Dioxide For First Time.? The story detailed the Thursday announcement by Kansas Department of Health and Environment denying the air permit for Sunflower Electric Power to construct two 700-megawatt coal plants […]

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Letters (Week of Oct. 17, 2007)

City would gain by respecting differences   Most people will likely agree on at least one thing: The issue of liquor by the drink in the city of Hillsboro ignites much passion and opinion; there will always be two distinctly opposing sides on the issue. However, the matter was taken to a vote by the county in 2004. The majority […]

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Letters (Week of Oct. 10, 2007)

Someone was killed by drunken driver   I wonder how many people remember that in 1994 a Hills?boro resident was killed by a drunken driver not more than a mile away from our city limits. I realize many residents have moved to Hillsboro since that day and wouldn?t know about it. But I want to speak against liquor by the […]

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Letters (Week of Oct. 3, 2007

County involvement welcomed for future   Thank you for this opportunity to comment on your article concerning the hospital situation in Marion County (Sept. 26). Hillsboro Community Medi?cal Center Board of Directors has always held the medical needs of our community as our primary focus. Our mission is to provide quality health services that are responsive to the needs and […]

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Letters (Week of September 12, 2007)

If this is ?dumb,? then sign me up for more   This is in regard to the editorial column by Dale Suderman last week. I would like to state that I am glad my husband has been ?dumb? enough, for the past six years, to be away from his family periodically defending Mr. Suderman?s, among others, right to free speech. […]

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Letters (Week of August 29, 2007)

Blood drive exceeded goal of organizers   We would like to thank the people who came to donate blood at the American Red Cross blood drive Aug. 19 and also to all who volunteered to help make everything work smoothly. We can feel proud that each had a part in making blood available for those who need it. There were […]

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Letters (Week of August 22, 2007)

Support made the 2007 fair a success   The Marion County Fair Association would like to thank all the people who helped make the 2007 Marion County Fair a success. Thanks to all of the volunteers that worked the events, all the people who showed up to see the attractions and everyone who paid their hard-earned money to attend the […]

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Letters (Week of August 1, 2007)

Peabody a good host for baseball tourney I had the privilege as a Cal Ripken Baseball official of being a part of the just completed 9-year-old Cal Ripken Kansas State Tournament of Champions held in Peabody. The tournament featured district champions from the state who were vying for a berth in the eight-state 2007 Midwest Plains Regional at Derby. The […]

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Letters to the Editor (Week of July 18, 2007)

Farm bill holds key to algae solution The death of three dogs after contact with Marion Reservoir water (July 11 issue) may be linked to an algae bloom after all of the evidence is examined. But the event once again reminds us the problem of water quality still exists with siltation and nitrogen/phosphorus loading. This season?s heavier than usual rainfall […]

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