Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters (August 17, 2016)

‘Addict’ says thanks for article Thank you, Aleen Ratzlaff and the Free Press for the story on the lap swimming at the Hillsboro pool and Jean Beauchamp (Aug. 10 issue). I want to be like her when I grow up! I am one of those who is “addicted” to that morning swim, and am already dreading the end of the […]

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Letters (August 10, 2016)

Letters (August 10, 2016)

Commission race: ‘It is what it is’ How historic that 50 percent of all registered Repub­lican voters of District 2 took time to vote Aug. 2. How tragic 60 percent of that vote was not for incumbent Dan Holub, yet because of how the system is set up, he was the successful candidate last Tuesday. With that said, hail to […]

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Letters (August 3, 2016)

Remove King Sam an his cohorts When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands that have connected them with another, a decent respect requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. The history of King Sam Brownback and his cohorts in Topeka is of repeated […]

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Letters (July 13, 2016)

Poor farm needs help to survive “Reclaiming a treasure” (June 29 issue) was like frosting on a June mulberry angel food cake with whip­ped fluffy cream clouds. The article was powerful and well-expressed. Thank you! I have withdrawn from trying to save the building and am getting out of the way so that others with capabilities and resources can step […]

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Letters (July 6, 2016)

Why no action on gun provider? In March my son, Joey Melnyk, shot himself near Hillsboro. He had many friends, played sports in high school, and graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison. He was also facing $80,000 in student debt and was suffering from depression and other issues. He underwent treatment, which prevented him from being able to purchase a […]

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Letters (June 29, 2016)

Glamp Out at lake was a stellar event Kudos to Marion County Economic Development Director Teresa Huffman. She performed a stellar job organizing and hosting the first Marion County Park & Lake Glamp Out over the June 20 weekend. I had the privilege of attending with my 1950 Thims camper. Have to say, your lake is a gem and the […]

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Letters (June 8, 2016)

Closing schools would hurt Kansas We now know the current school funding formula was ruled unconstitutional for the “equity test” of the Gannon lawsuit and a deadline of June 30 was established as the timeframe in which it needs to be remedied. The implications of this ruling are significant. USD 410 operates a summer school for our special education students […]

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Letters (May 25, 2016)

Let’s look out for all our neighbors I just read the article written by John Schlageck (May 18 issue), Kansas Farm Bureau commentator, that said the success of a community was marked by neighbor helping neighbor—this being our rural and urban neighbors. Looking to the federal government for solutions to their “success” or “failure” was wrong. I grew up on […]

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Letters (May 4, 2016)

Pray for God’s deliverance The news media give us unending reports on who will be the Democrat and Republican nominees for the presidential election, but give us little news about what is going on with real American people behind the scenes in regard to prayer. Gov. Brownback spoke at the annual state prayer breakfast March 16 and urged Christians to […]

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Letters (April 27, 2016)

City block party ‘a huge success’ We would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to everyone who participated in making the Community Block Party a huge success. Thanks to those who came downtown for the event, who waited patiently in line for food, who created awesome chalk drawings, who gathered peacefully to connect with friends and neighbors. Thanks to those […]

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