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LETTERS

  • ‘Love My Pit Bull’ TV special 4/18/2014

    Are humans committing a “genocide” against pit bulls? Cesar Millan one of the country’s most famous dog trainers says we are. I want ...

  • Travel diary 4/14/2014

    I am writing to you for a class project we are doing on the travel diary “A Walk Across America.” My class and I are writing to states tha ...

  • What is fair board hiding? 4/14/2014

    My name is Kim Powell. I have been the Franklin County 4-H rabbit project leader for nearly 20 years. I did take a break and then resumed the role aft ...

  • Behind big government 4/14/2014

    We have elected public servants who don’t believe in public service. Would a smart butcher employ a vegetarian? Should a church call an atheist ...

  • Gun control in crosshairs 4/14/2014

    Gun control, in many circles, with no pun intended, is considered the ability to hit where you are aiming and has much more to do with breath control, ...

  • Wake up, Kansas 4/11/2014

    Hearing the news of the Kansas state Senate this week passing a bill to eliminate due process protections for our public school teachers was dishearte ...

  • Attack on education 4/11/2014

    I just wanted to give Jeanny Sharp kudos for the editorial in Tuesday’s Herald. Sharp’s points about the Kansas school funding bill were r ...

  • ‘It ain’t over ’til it’s over’ 4/9/2014

    Yogi Berra, the famous baseball player, on one occasion said the above phrase to reporters. The same can be said about the horrible Benghazi scandal. ...

  • Sign substantive bills first 4/9/2014

    I read the April 8 Herald article “Brownback signs 10 bills into law.” While I have no objection to legitimate bills being signed into law ...

  • Opening affidavits 4/4/2014

    [Editor’s note: The following submission is a selection from the weekly newsletter of state Sen. Jeff King, R-Independence, who previously represented a portion of Franklin County before redistricting in 2012. King now is the Kansas Senate vice president.] Many media outlets have painted me as an opponent of open government and a “lackey” of law enforcement for opposing House Bill 2555 (dea ...

  • Swim For Life 4/4/2014

    The Swim For Life heated, salt-water pool is a wonderful place. Located at 913 E. Wilson St., Ottawa, it offers water aerobics, lap swimming and famil ...

  • Fair board decision 4/2/2014

    My name is Annie Dekat. I have been in 4-H for five years. I love it and I am learning a lot. I am sending this because recently the Franklin County F ...

  • Smoke and mirrors 4/2/2014

    Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and Commerce Secretary Pat George “set the record straight” on Kansas’ economic growth in rebuttal to a ...

  • Free market energy 3/31/2014

    Dear Sen. Caryn Tyson, many thanks for your recent call. I had called your senate office number, and asked that you consider voting “no” o ...

  • Education funding 3/31/2014

    The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled and the Legislature is to find $129 million this year to begin meeting state statutes to adequately fund public edu ...

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