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Monday, July 27, 2015
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  • Friday, July 24, 2015 9:23 PM

    Dear Editor,

    The failed courthouse annex and the commerce park have two things in common. If at first you don’t succeed, throw more tax dollars at it.

    Patrick “Slim” Burns


  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 11:31 PM

    Dear Editor,

    The Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ wishes to express their appreciation to everyone who donated to our roof fund.  Our roof is a wonderful necessary improvement to our church with the warm welcome.

    Barbara Clark, Treasurer

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 11:31 PM

    Dear Editor,

    When you finish reading this letter, I want you to check your calendars for next Monday night, July 27. Why? There’s an important meeting that evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Donnelley Room (basement) of the Crawfordsville Library. At that meeting, the Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCVCB) will present our new strategic plan to the public for the first time.

    During the last several months, the MCVCB has undergone several far reaching changes in financing, staffing and mission orientation. To meet these new challenges, the Board recognized a need to reexamine the way things were being done and to develop a plan that would better position the Bureau to not only meet the needs of today, but also provide a platform to build upon for the future. The strategic plan will be the roadmap to get us from “here” to “there.”

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 9:17 PM

    Dear Editor,

    I want to thank The Paper for the articles, (three) printed about my newly published book, Navy Proud and me, Allen Van Osdol.

    I have heard from many people and received nothing but positive comments about the article and the reporter who wrote the articles, Scotty Cameron.

    I believe it is his attention to detail and digging for the facts that helped create public interest in my recent book-signing event at our local VFW Post.

  • Wednesday, July 08, 2015 9:25 PM

    Dear Sen. Boots:


    The Hoosier State Press Association thanks you for listening to our concerns with your S.B. 455 that would have allowed gambling on video-gaming terminals in certain establishments.

    We expressed concern with the level of secrecy tied to license applications. You explained that the language had been suggested by the video-gaming lobby based on Illinois law. The bill died in the Senate.

    We also thank you for your support of the concept of the public’s right to know presented in S.B. 288. This bill authored by Sen. Sue Glick, R-LaGrange would have preserved the option of publication of a local government unit’s proposed budget, levy and estimated property tax rate as part of a notice of the unit’s public hearing on its budget.

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 11:01 PM

    Dear Editor,

    Once again local Republican Chairman Pickerill has made known his discontent with a government-supported program. His latest complaint regards healthcare. His premise seems to be that spending tax dollars on healthcare will drive the nation into debt and will benefit primarily insurance companies, hospitals, drug companies and doctors.

  • Thursday, July 02, 2015 6:58 PM

    Dear Editor,

    This Independence Day, we urge you to honor our nation and democracy by making sure your voter registration is up-to-date in time to participate in this year’s general election November 3. Then, take a moment to ask your friends and family if they are registered to vote at their current address.

    The November elections will be for Crawfordsville Mayor, Clerk Treasurer and City Council Seats and the Town Councils and Clerk-Treasurers for Alamo, Darlington, Ladoga, Linden, New Market, New Richmond, New Ross, Waveland, Waynetown and Wingate.

  • Monday, June 29, 2015 6:55 PM

    Dear Editor,

    John Pickerill hit the nail on the head on income inequality.  There are those among us that set the bar with success, and that doesn't deserve hatred, it deserves admiration, something to aspire to. Ayn Rand said it best, that wealth was a product of man's capacity to think and that excessive taxation of the rich is hatred of the rich.  The left has demonized this proven economic formula, with expressions that you didn't build that, or pay your own way and that Reaganomics is a failed, archaic policy for those with connections.  "You must have had some connection. You couldn't possibly have made good decisions."  There is crony capitalism and it is a problem, corporate welfare is a major problem that should be eliminated, but those that earn their money and are smart with their money should not be punished.  
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 6:54 PM

    Dear Editor,

    John Pickerill’s recent column bemoans the lost opportunity to have an intelligent, adult conversation about how best to help the poor among us, yet sets up a question that is based on unwarranted assumptions. Pickerill asks the question, “Can we help the poor by making the rich even richer or should we whine about inequality?” This is an artificial either / or choice that demonstrates a lack of true desire to have the type on conversation he seeks. He then goes on to describe the benefits of washing machines. To be clear, I like and use a washing machine.

  • Monday, June 29, 2015 6:51 PM

    Dear Editor,

    I don't think anyone is going to cheer for abortion, but ultimately it's a decision I'm thankful I'll never have to make.  Does Alex Miller allude to the state intervening, perhaps forcing a child rape victim, maybe her uncle, who happens to impregnate his hypothetical victim, to carry zygote cells further?  Maybe carry them to the point where I doubt anyone could debate that there is actually a human that can sustain him / herself?  This is one of the strengths of our country, a wall of separation from the Church.  There will be no sexually inspired tortures by the Catholics, in this country.  If you have a strange mark, you don't have to be worried about being burned at the stake. You won't be getting your head cut off in our country, if you don't believe that any gods have to exist for existence to be.  The Bible will call you a fool though. Although, another tragic child abuse scandal in the news is something you'll probably be seeing in regards to the Catholic Church.


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