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LETTERS

  • Mental health focus in Ottawa shooting 9/15/2014

    I read with interest the article published in your paper Sept. 8, 2014, titled, “Ottawa shooting renews focus on crisis intervention training&rd ...

  • Governor candidate has worked hard and made sacrifices to campaign 9/3/2014

    [Editor’s note: This letter is in response to a guest editorial written by Pat Lowry, editor and publisher of sister newspaper The Hays Daily News, which published in The Herald’s Aug. 30-31 Weekender edition.] My name is Eileen Umbehr and I’m Keen Umbehr’s wife. As you know, Mr. Lowry, Keen is the Libertarian candidate for Kansas governor. I rea ...

  • City helpers essential 9/3/2014

    On July 3, I missed a step on my porch, landing face first in my yard. My mail carrier helped me to my feet and found my bent glasses for me. I don&rs ...

  • Thanks for a thank you 9/3/2014

    Jogging south on Main Street about 4 p.m., a black pickup stopped. The guy inside asked “Are you Dave Hale?” He looked sturdy and lots you ...

  • Mention brings back memories 9/3/2014

    Mention of the Cayot [Dry Goods Company, Ottawa] fire brought vivid memories to mind. Upon hearing sirens, our family along with two aunts visiting from small town Plainville lo ...

  • Thanking Stottlemire 8/11/2014

    In the past year, I’ve personally learned first-hand how much time goes into serving in public office. During this time, Don Stottlemire has bee ...

  • Who’s to blame? 8/6/2014

    As the saying goes, “We have seen the enemy, and the enemy is us.” I have decided after watching the past six years of politics, that quot ...

  • Legalize it 8/6/2014

    Silver Haired Legislative representatives from across Kansas passed — by more than a two-thirds majority — a resolution urging the Kansas ...

  • Price to shelter 8/6/2014

    [The following is a response to a July 8 Reader Forum submission, “What taxpayers need to know about Prairie Paws,” by J.E. “Jim” Trendel.]  Shame on you. Were you at the Franklin County Board of Commissioners meeting when the comment was made about it costing more to shelter an anim ...

  • Stand behind Finch 8/1/2014

    My family and I have recently returned to Kansas after leaving for a decade or so, and have chosen to make Ottawa our home. When our state was so sham ...

  • Disappointed in Roberts 8/1/2014

    If one is tired of Washington’s dysfunctional, often corrupt ways, how much sense does it make to re-elect a man — Pat Roberts — who ...

  • Who is the Kansas Values Institute? 8/1/2014

    During the past several weeks, the Kansas Values Institute, a (c)(4) group based in Topeka, has been sending tens of thousands of dollars of mail on b ...

  • Know your Republican 7/30/2014

    You can tell it’s an election year! The amount of mail being delivered across Kansas alone is helping to close the U.S. Postal Service’s d ...

  • Aligned with zealots 7/30/2014

    I am appalled at the statements made by Bob Fluke in his candidacy for Kansas House District 59, in which I live. I have to wonder what he missed in h ...

  • Blessed daughter, disappointed schoolmate 7/30/2014

    I grew up with Blaine Finch. We went to school together, have mutual friends, talked about our life goals and both graduated from Ottawa High School. ...

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