Category: Letter to the Editor

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 I have withdrawn from trying to save the building and am getting out of the way so that others with capabilities and resources can step […]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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Letters to the editor (week of April 20, 2016)

Local recyclers not grasping the point What is recycling if not a statement of ecological responsibility? Yet from my house, located across from the “temporary” recycling center, it’s clear that neither Hillsboro city officials nor the residents who use the center understand the cultural responsibilities of recycling. Your trash should not be my trash, and since I have to clean […]

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Letters (April 13, 2016)

Convening new board is hopeful By their own words, Marion County leaders continue to expose their ignorance of the core responsibility of their elected position. If commissioner Randy Dallke truly believes economic development is not the business of a government entity like the one he serves, he should be impeached. His comments are an astonishing revelation considering the erosion of […]

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Letters (March 9, 2016)

Direction change starts with leaders In reference to the exchange of views between local politicians during the coffee in Marion: While proposed bills continue to restrict local economies, the adverse reactions from politicians at the city and county levels continue to defy sensibility. What the heck did they think would happen in Marion County? The harbingers were evident years ago […]

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