Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters (March 29, 2017)

Time for a county administrator These are big times for our county. The commissioners have agreed to invest in economic development in a dynamic way. And now, with Teresa Huffman retiring, we find ourselves in the position where we can imagine a new model of leadership for ourselves. I have served on the USD 408 Board of Education for six […]

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Letters (March 15, 2017)

Rep. Marshall and the poor among us So the Republicans have released their replacement for the Affordable Care Act. By most analyses, the conclusion is that rural health care systems will suffer the most with the loss of health insurance subsidies and an erosion of Medicaid. I care deeply about the future of St. Luke Hospital. My first official job […]

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Letters (March 8, 2017)

Eagle promotion laid an egg I was pleased to read that someone else has had trouble with the Wichita Eagle telemarketers (Partly Non­sense, March 1). During the past two years, we have received some un-ordered Wichita Eagles. We also received two different telephone marketers offering a low-cost renewal, which we clearly refused. We never received a bill for these free […]

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Letters to the Editor (Week of March 1, 2017)

Leo Club says thanks for support The Hillsboro High School Leo Club wishes to thank HHS students, their parents and the community of Hillsboro and surrounding communities for supporting Marion County Project SEARCH, during the Leo’s fundraising week. Through the community night at Wendy’s, various activities at the high school and a raffle at a Trojan basketball game, we were […]

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Letter to the Editor (Week of February 22, 2017)

Respect others, but honor true God We want to respond to Harry Bennett’s letter (Feb. 8) regarding “religious intolerance.” Bennett addresses a community gathering back in 1991 at the time of the “Desert Storm” invasion. He reports that the pastor of our church at that time, who would have been Larry King, made an overly zealous, insensitive comment about Allah […]

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Letter to the Editor (Week of February 15, 2017)

Long-range rebuke must be slow day Harry, I read your letter (Feb. 8 issue). You don’t say anything about your beliefs, other than you were in the Marion Peacekeepers. I can only assume that with your insight, Madison, Wis., is a Utopian Paradise. How slow must your day be to check the voting stats of the county you lived in […]

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Letters to the Editor (Week of February 8, 2017)

Bigotry toward Muslims resurfaces On a cold evening in mid-January 1991, I attended an ecumenical service at the First Baptist Church in Marion. I went to the community service with several of my fellow members of the Marion Peacemakers, an advocacy group for world peace that had been meeting regularly for several years. The purpose of the service that evening […]

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Letters (January 18, 2017)

County support is appreciated Thank-you to all the folks who loaded the Salvation Army kettles with bills and change, and mailed donations, this past holiday season. We often expend our monthly funds before the end of the month, and it was exciting to see this generosity. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian […]

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Letters (Jan 11, 2017)

Commissioner should be recalled Occasionally an elected official needs to be removed from his or her position. In some cases it could be unethical behavior or maybe a conflict of interest and sometimes just plain contempt for the job. A recall is the power of the voters to remove such an elected official before a term expires. It has been […]

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Letters (Dec 28, 2016)

Grateful for blood drive support I would like to thank everyone who came to donate blood Dec. 23 at the Red Cross Blood Drive and everyone who helped coordinate the event. I was able to help coordinate through the Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program. In total, 59 pints of blood were collected. A big thank-you to Dale’s Supermarket for donating […]

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