Category: Letter to the Editor

Letters (Nov 30, 2016)

Marion County has fine firefighters In recent weeks, a fine group of Marion County firefighters, including departments from Hillsboro, Marion, Durham, Lost Springs, Lehigh, Peabody, carried out a two-day practice exercise with the old house on our property southeast of Hillsboro. A couple of weeks later, when the wind cooperated, Ben Steketee and the Hills­boro crew burned the house down, […]

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Letters (Nov 9, 2016)

It’s time to unify for the future As an ag producer, and one of the larger patrons of Cooperative Grain & Supply, I want to share some thoughts about CGS merging with MKC. It has been a long, hard struggle for me to come to this conclusion, but I am confident in saying I support unification. Below is why. If […]

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Letters (Nov 2, 2016)

Kansas gives bar selection control It is quite interesting that the legal profession is completely misrepresenting this issue. Governor Brown­back will not be randomly choosing any Supreme Court justice. Kansas happens to be the only state that gives the bar association majority control over the selection process of Supreme Court judges. This process is the least representative, least transparent, and […]

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Letters (October 26, 2016)

If admit we fail, we can be merciful In response to Linda Eden (Letters, Oct. 19 issue): Over the past year or so, you have written several letters to the editor. Each one has brought a certain amount of angst to me. My biggest concern would be that you talk as if you’ve never sinned. You railed against Halloween, but […]

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Letters (Oct 19, 2016)

Not voting for either candidate Are you finally tired of being asked, “Who are you going to vote for?” Me, too. But my answer is so shocking because, No. 1, I am not going to vote for either presidential candidate, and No. 2, I already have a king and am subject to him. Even Christians are shocked by my answer. […]

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Letters (Oct 12, 2016)

It’s about what we choose to believe In this unprecedented election year, sometimes people say they are voting for the lesser of two evils. I don’t think that’s quite accurate. I came up with a thought that might express it best: “Voters will vote for a candidate based on what they are willing to believe about a candidate, and what […]

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Letters (October 6, 2016)

Standing against racial hate speech We stand with our sisters and brothers in our cities, small towns and rural areas to oppose the recent actions of those who scrawled hate speech messages on the campus of Bethany College in Lindsborg. It is disheartening that our neighbors and friends must endure threats and suffer insecurities, and wonder whether they and their […]

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Letters (Sept 28, 2016)

Celebrate locally owned utility This week more than 2,000 public power utilities will be celebrating Public Power Week. The notion of drawing attention to Hills­boro’s electric utility is to point out the advantages of having locally owned and managed electric service. Hillsboro buys electricity through the Kansas Power Pool. KPP is an association of 20-plus cities that collectively purchase power […]

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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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