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LETTERS

  • Fit for office? 9/26/2014

    The Kansas Supreme Court, in the case of Taylor v. Kobach, applied elementary and uniformly recognized principles of statutory interpretation when it ...

  • What a school means 9/24/2014

    An auctioneer tried to auction off a house across the street from the Williamsburg school Aug. 24. The school had its sixth through 12th grades taken ...

  • Paul Davis should have disclosed indiscretion 9/24/2014

    I read news articles about the Democrat gubernatorial candidate, Paul Davis, confessing to being caught in a drug raid at a Coffeyville strip-club in ...

  • Stars aligned for Ottawa’s 150 birthday 9/24/2014

    Our family has never felt so much a part of a community as we did Sept. 6 in Ottawa. Beautiful weather, smiling faces, families together and the gener ...

  • Go-it-alone? 9/22/2014

    Once again, an editorial in The Ottawa Herald has gotten it wrong. From the Hutchinson News came a guest editorial, “Enlisting Muslim nations sm ...

  • A vote for gridlock 9/22/2014

    I must admit that I am a Kansas conservative. I believe that I am like most Kansans in that I want lower taxes and less government interference in my ...

  • 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 ...

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