Letters

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: MEMORIES OF CHEAP GAS AT 25 CENTS PER GALLON

  Dear Editor:      I’m a 1960 graduate of SDHS. While attending there we would occasionally hitchhike a ride home instead of walking the three miles to the west side. Times were different back then. I remember one time an elderly gentleman picked us up and needed to stop for gas on West Main. Gas was…

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THE PEOPLE SPEAK IN MORE ‘LETTERS TO THE EDITOR’

A Response To Letter ‘Full Of Inaccuracies’ Dear Editor: Usually I do not write to the editor, but the recent letter from Donna Cochran has forced me to speak out. The letter that was published in the November 20, 2019 edition is so full of inaccuracies that are being propagated by certain elements of our…

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THE PEOPLE SPEAK IN THIS WEEK’S BATCH OF ‘LETTERS TO THE EDITOR’

Letter Nothing More Than Another Ill Informed Hitler-Trump Comparison From The Left Dear Editor:      The letter of Donna Cochran in the 20 Nov issue comparing President Trump is nothing more than another ill informed and tiresome screed from the left with a fallacious and ill informed Hitler-Trump comparison. One wonders why the rush to cross…

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Reason For Opposition To Sen. Manar’s Effort To Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent Dear Editor:      My opposition to IL Sen. Andy Manar’s (D-Bunker Hill) Senate Bill 533 to make Daylight Savings Time permanent in Illinois is because it’s a real safety problem for our school children, the adults transporting them in buses and other drivers.…

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Retired City Employee Responds To Letter About Covert Annexations Dear Editor:      In response to the letter from Dennis Minks regarding the City of Decatur and their “covert” annexations and “threats” I must address this gross misinformation. As a retired City employee who dealt with annexation and water issues for almost 38 years in the City…

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More Memories Of The 1962 Runnin’ Reds State Basketball Championship Dear Editor:      I wish to offer the following information to be added to your recent coverage of the 1962 Runnin Reds State Basketball Championship. 1962 was my freshman year. I was not able to attend the games in Champaign. I was able to watch them…

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It’s Time For School Board To Do What’s Best For Kids      Dear Editor:      Decatur Public Schools’ school board continues to move forward with their B.O.L.D. plans for making our schools “look” more attractive. However, it appears they have some implementation and execution issues that were never addressed or researched. If you have a chid at…

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The People Speak In ‘Letters To The Editor’ For Aug. 21

  Forgetting God Has Consequences Dear Editor,      In 2016, there were 11,004 gun homicides in the United States, Additionally, 10,497 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Why do leftists demonize guns but are silent when it comes to alcohol’s role in DUI deaths? Some big government types want new legislation severely restricting gun purchases.…

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The People Speak In This Week’s “Letters To The Editor”

  Are Service Projects Still Relevant? Dear Editor:      Each year members of the Golden K Kiwanis Club of Decatur contribute, on average, 18,000 volunteer hours to the Decatur Community. We do this through Service Projects, some of which we have continued for several years. The question becomes: are these projects still relevant? We would like…

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