Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters (Week of Dec. 5, 2007)

Town and St. Nick have been amazing Since recently moving to Hillsboro, we have enjoyed the spirit and kindness of this community. Saturday we and our family attended the Old-Fashioned Christmas at the historic Schaeffler House. It was a lovely experience. St. Nicholas was amazing! Thank you for welcoming us to your community. Cliff and Diana Ediger Hillsbor o Learn […]

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Letters (Week of Nov. 28, 2007)

Confusing comments from Speaker Neufeld   I?m confused about the comments made by House Speaker Melvin Neufeld as reported in the Nov. 21 Free Press. Mr. Neufeld said carbon dioxide emissions are not a danger. Yet, most legitimate scientists warn us that carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired electric plants are a major contributor to global warming. Mr. Neufeld said a […]

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Letters (Week of Nov. 21, 2007)

Foreign guests say thank you, Hillsboro We have had an extraordinary experience during our stay in the Hillsboro area. We thank Hillsboro for having us and making our stay as cozy as possible. We have so many people to thank, including our employer Mike Meisinger and his lovely family, Shane and Morgan Marler, Atanacio Nieto, Johnny Liles, our driving teacher […]

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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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