Category: Opinion

Pork N Beings (week of Oct. 29, 2008)
Pork N Beings (week of Oct. 29, 2008)

Pork N Beings (week of Oct. 29, 2008)

Election.jpg "Uh, excuse me Bob, but is the election over yet? Can we come out now?

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5 years ago (week of Oct. 29 2008)

n Historic-high beef prices have prompted the Mennonite Central Committee mobile meat canner to process turkey during this year?s three-day stop at Hillsboro. Beef was going to cost the relief agency $1.74 a pound while turkey cost $1 a pound. n Harvey County officials visited the Marion County Board of Commissioners this week were granted Marion County support in their […]

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Time to Vote

How many months have we withstood the carping, the negative advertising, the conflicting statements of ?fact? and all the double-speak that goes with the political season? And now the end is near. In six days the votes will be cast, the decisions made. And the joy we can anticipate is akin to having someone beat your hand with a hammer: […]

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Pork N Beings (Week of Oct. 22, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of Oct. 22, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of Oct. 22, 2008)

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Welding school a good idea

There was big excitement on North Main last Wednesday with the opening of the new Butler County College welding school. This is the kind of thinking that will make this country move forward. If workers are needed, then grow your own, so to speak.

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Editorial- A better road

Now that someone has taken the time?all of two weeks, actually?to research the financial viability of the new jail project being proposed by our county commissioners, voters should now have sufficient facts to see the truth: This $8.65 million project is nothing short of economic anti-development for Marion County and worthy of a resounding ?no? vote on Nov. 4. We […]

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Letters (Week of Oct.15, 2008)

Recent events are much appreciated We just wanted to express a big thank-you to Trinity Menno?nite Church for hosting the Matziko International Child?ren?s Choir Sept. 23 and 24. They were very instrumental in making possible the opportunity for the students of Tabor College and also the Hillsboro school system to hear the choir?s message of hope. Thank you to all […]

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Best bet for fuel relief is ‘natural’

I?ve been mull?ing it over about breaking our dependence upon foreign oil and can?t help but think that it won?t be solved until we figure out how to easily make our cars, trucks, trains and boats more efficient.

Switching all of our vehicles to hybrids and electric will take a long time since not everyone is in a position to buy a new vehicle just now. And it isn?t possible to make enough ethanol to substitute for all of the gasoline we need.

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We’re in need of a (diaper) change

Change: to make the form, nature or content of something different. Reform: to change to a better state or form; to improve by alteration. Do these words sound familiar? If not, you?ve been successful at ignoring the slew of presidential advertisements flooding the airwaves. To catch you up, ?change? is to Barack Obama?s campaign as ?reform? is to John McCain?s. […]

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Singalong with Buble was pretty OK

There are a lot of things going on in the world that I could have picked for a column topic: plummeting gas prices, a suffering economy and the presidential election, to name a few. Instead, I thought I would tell you about what I did last Friday night. Not only does this require a lot less thinking, but it also […]

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