5/22/2018 5:36 AM
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  • Lately Leesburg small business Keg Tavern has been attacked by town board members Tom Moore and Doug Jones. The sheriff’s department is Leesburg’s only police, other than Moore and Jones wannabes.
  • Democrats and especially the media are doing what Putin wants them to do. Putin wanted some of our uranium supply and both Hillary and Obama allowed it to happen
  • When I was a fifth-grade teacher, I was fortunate to have Tony Ciriello as a DARE officer in my classroom for several years. He was one of the best.
  • Tax season officially ended two weeks ago, but paying them hasn’t stopped. Property taxes, sales taxes, use taxes, etc., they’re everywhere. It seems there isn’t a tax politicians haven’t considered and subsequently hiked.
  • My name is Robert “Bob” Long. I retired after 34 years with the Warsaw Police Department. I am writing to ask the voters to cast their vote for William “Rocky” Goshert.
  • Once again the facts do not fit the narrative.

    I note that an individual in Tuesday's letter column made some harsh accusations against the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Rocky Goshert.
  • Everyone knows that the position of sheriff is one of the most important county offices a person can have. While Kosciusko County is blessed to have several qualified candidates, only one stands apart and is the only candidate who is deserving of being the next sheriff of Kosciusko County, and that is Kyle Dukes.
  • I write this letter to encourage everyone to vote in the primary election May 8th.

    There are many things that influence the way we vote, and it is important that you exercise your right to vote.
  • Kosciusko County government at this time is in sound fiscal condition. They are using, and have been using the best practices to conduct business. The commissioners work for us, the taxpayers.
  • The office of Sheriff should be filled with a competent person, who should realize the commitment that he or she makes to the people of this great county.
  • When going to the ballot next week it is important to think about what’s best for our community! Many people are focused on a fresh start with new eyes!
  • When it comes to politicians vs. statesmen, it is apparent that Curt Nisly is a statesman while his opponent is a politician.
  • As we draw closer to the May 8 primary elections, our prime interest is in the local Kosciusko County sheriff's race. As we consider the candidates for this office, we are drawn to their past experience and performance in public office with a proven track record of service and accomplishment.
  • If you run in the Republican Party, you generally believe in the Republican platform. If you were to look at the two candidates for state representative in District 22, you can clearly see that Curt Nisly has done his best to advance the Republican Platform.
  • I have almost 20 years in law enforcement, with the last 15 years at the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department. I have spent most of my time at the department in the patrol division, until recently I moved to the position of jail commander.
  • I realize that I have a fiduciary responsibility to you, the citizens of Kosciusko County.

    I have always made decisions as commissioner that are in the best interest of the citizens of our great county, and when re-elected, will continue to represent you well. You can count on it.
  • As a longtime resident, business owner and Kosciusko County Councilwoman, I am familiar with our area’s challenges and will fight for frugal, local control.
  • We are writing today in support of our friend, Sheriff Rocky Goshert. We have known Rocky for over 30 years.

  • I came to Warsaw to teach and coach in 1976. One of the first people I met was Rocky Goshert.
  • My name is John Sullivan and I would like to share why I believe Kyle Dukes would make a great sheriff.

  • I retired after 35 years as an educator.
  • My name is Donald McCune. I have been with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department since 1992.
  • We are writing in support of Sheriff Rocky Goshert.
  • I truly enjoy the political process and the election system that we use here not only in  Kosciusko County, but the state of Indiana and the United States of America.
  • I am strongly supporting Rocky Goshert for sheriff because I think he is clearly the most qualified.
  • My name is Kristi Bucher and I am supporting Kyle Dukes in the upcoming sheriff's election.
  • I would like for people to know about Tyler Huffer, who is running for Plain Township trustee.
  • The words of a candidate running for public office must be carefully scrutinized.
  • To the great registered voters of Kosciusko County,
  • My name is Chris Scheeren and I have had the pleasure of serving on the Lakeland Youth Center board with Kyle Dukes for the past three years. His leadership and service are an enormous reason our organization can have such a significant impact on the community, and without him, I have no idea how we would function so effectively.
  • Last Friday on the Opinion page, a writer can’t imagine why Ms. Cates is running against the incumbent. I can tell Ms. Guerrero was either sleeping or skipping her American history classes.
  • I have been serving the citizens of the great state of Indiana in law enforcement since 1989. I am currently in my second term as sheriff of Noble County.
  • I am voting for Tyler Huffer for Plain Township trustee.

    I have known Tyler Huffer for many years and worked with him on several community projects.
  • I have known Tyler Huffer and his family for the better part of my life. This is why I encourage Plain Township residents to vote for Tyler Huffer for township trustee.
  • I am writing this letter in support of Indiana State Trooper Kyle Dukes, whom I have known for 12 years. It is my opinion Kyle would be a great sheriff for the people of Kosciusko County.
  • Do you remember the name Chesley Sullenberger? No? How about Captain "Sully" Sullenberger? How about U.S. Airways Flight 1549 and the Miracle on the Hudson?Do you remember the name Chesley Sullenberger?
  • I would like to help in the vital decision of electing a sheriff for our county. All the candidates are good law enforcement  officers; only one has been elected twice to be a sheriff in this county and that is Rocky Goshert.
  • I've known Kimberly Cates for several years and recently have had the good fortune of serving on the Kosciusko County Council with her.
  • As we approach another election season, I would like to make known an experience I had with Bob Conley.
  • I enthusiastically support Tyler Huffer for Plain Township and I urge readers to do the same.
  • Recently there have been numerous letters to the editor supporting Mr. Goshert. I noticed in a recent ad that 7 out of 9 Kosciusko current police chiefs and marshals plus two area police department commanders support Kyle Dukes.
  • Curt said he would be pro-life. He kept his promise.
  • I met Rocky Goshert in the late 1980s. I was a young man out of college, and I wanted to be an Indiana state trooper. Rocky was assigned to Whitley County, which was my home county.
  • When it comes to my decision as to who to vote for in the 2018 sheriff election, it's simple. Who is invested in the future of Kosciusko County? Rocky Goshert is.
  • Representative Curt Nisly is a pro-life hero.  

    His Protection at Conception bill is the strongest piece of life legislation ever to be authored in Indiana, as it would abolish abortion in our state.
  • A sign theft... or a ploy?

    It has been decades since I sent a letter to the Editor. But something happened last week – in the dark.
  • Life often presents us with very important decisions.

    If the roof of your home has been severely damaged by a violent storm, would you rely on your relatively inexperienced, young and well-meaning neighbor to complete the repairs, or would you seek out the best available local craftsman, who has years of roofing experience and a good business reputation in the community?
  • As a longtime area resident who was raised in a law enforcement environment, with a father who served as an attorney and judge, a brother who was an attorney, prosecutor and currently  judge, I understand what is needed in the county’s top law enforcement official.
  • As I hear, the candidates claim they work well with other agencies in Kosciusko County.
  • The Sheriff’s Department has high standards and continues to work very hard with numerous reports by outside sources that prove this statement to be correct. After the caucus, which appointed Goshert acting sheriff, he instructed all his deputies and employees to do their personal best to be respectful and cooperative with all law enforcement agencies. This has been continually reinforced and put to rest by those who want to move forward.
  • The main responsibility of the Sheriff is to provide a safe community in which to live.
  • Editor, Times-Union:

    It is one thing to endorse someone, and quite another to push the narrative by telling, not suggesting who they should vote for.
  • Editor, Times-Union:

    The election is only a few weeks away; everybody wants to talk about one issue – abortion.
  • Editor, Times-Union:

    In a recent New York Times editorial, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote of the "need" to simply repeal the Second Amendment in order to remove any legal barriers that hinder gun control legislation.
  • Comments about tariffs in an article last week seemed to dismiss the potential impact on grain and livestock prices.
  • To the good people of Kosciusko County: We have a choice to make on May 8 regarding the election of our county sheriff. We have four candidates to choose from; all four have served the community in law enforcement with different levels of success. Their views vary, as does the direction of the agenda they support.
  • It is both a privilege and an honor for me to endorse William "Rocky'' Goshert for Kosciusko County sheriff.
  • A little over a year ago the Warsaw community lost a good veterinarian in addition to the current area veterinarians.
  • First and foremost, please vote. If you are a friend, acquaintance or supporter of Rocky Goshert, it is important you make time to vote. Rocky has spent many hours on his campaign to serve as sheriff of Kosciusko County and he deserves our support.
  • We attended the sheriff candidate forum on Tuesday night, and this is what we saw: three politicians and one proven leader.
  • The sheriff is the most important law enforcement officer in the county.
  • This year, like the years in the past, the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Dixie Days.
  • As director of Right to Life of North Central Indiana (an affiliate of Indiana Right to Life), I want to address the April 7, front-page article on abortion.
  • I feel like I need to respond to the accusations against Rep. Wolkins by some abortion abolitionists.
  • I am writing this letter on behalf of Rocky Goshert. As a former varsity coach, I worked closely with Sheriff Goshert for 13 years. He was my varsity assistant for the Wawasee girls basketball program.
  • I've known Rocky Goshert all my life. I've always known him to be fair, honest and hard-working.
  • Since reading Mr. Reahard’s letter “The Cause of Our Problems,” Mr. Reahard doesn’t have a clue. I can’t believe that Mr. Reahard would compare primates with humans.
  • My belief is that there are two competing philosophies about the relationship of people to their government.
  • With primary season in full swing, one of the most important races is the race for House District 22.  To me, a pro life legislator is very important because as it is written in the Declaration Of Independence, life is a right endowed to us by our Creator.
  • I know that politicians slant things to make themselves look good. And I know that someone who has been in office for 30 years should be good at that. But outright lies?
  • I am a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County and a 26-year veteran in law enforcement. I have been employed with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department for the past 23 years.
  • I have known Rocky Goshert for 17 years. I hold Rocky in very high regard as a person and as an administrator.
  • Since Mr. Nisly is our representative, I?have several questions for him that he may not answer.
  • Politicians are a dime a dozen; they promise the world to get your vote, and then quickly forget their promises once elected.
  • Spineless. Can any other word be used to describe the current Republican majority sitting in our statehouse?
  • Our organization was recently privileged to have Congressman Jim Banks visit our office and meet with some of our board members and supporters.  I found it rather humorous that when reporting on Congressman Bank’s activities that day, The Times-Union reporter chose to just mention that the Congressman “visited a local anti-abortion organization.” 
  • I am writing this letter to the editor in support of Rocky Goshert for sheriff.
  • The problem with spending money like it's water is when the pump runs dry.
  • When we elect people into office, sometimes we will know them personally and other times we have no clue who they are at face value.
  • Residents of the Kosciusko community are so very fortunate to have not one, but several, qualified candidates for county sheriff to choose from at the election booth in 2018. Any one of the candidates would be a good choice.
  • I have read both letters about Coach Ogle — Jeff Johnson and Frank Grose. One wrote about basketball, the other wrote about character.
  • Nationwide CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) are getting a lot of pushback because of their detrimental effects on neighbors, communities and the environment. It is an issue with which Whitley County is wrestling now.
  • Michael Hale is an exceptional person. Even though he has been incarcerated for 11 years, he is not a bitter man. He still continues to find ways to help people he loves and try to give something beneficial to others. I know he has done a wonderful thing for me and my family.
  • A good friend of mine recently left town. We had fun ice fishing, snow sledding, snow fort building and ice skating. When he left, he said he would return next year.
  • Of the candidates pursuing the Republican nomination for Senate, Luke Messer is the best candidate to send forward.
  • Since the latest school shooting, many companies have come out against the NRA, which was established to help gun owners be­come responsible with their weapons. Many blame the NRA for "owning" politicians they give money to.
  • The story, last Friday, documenting the community forum about the opioid crisis was illuminating. These are much overdue conversations.
  • Hillary’s dossier is a false argument intentionally used to deceive. It’s called sophism, an early Greek philosophy. It is full of subterfuge, trickery, fallacy, outright lies and maliciousness.
  • Sunday, the 25th, was the closing of the eighteen days of the Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, South Korea.
  • Gary: Excellent commentary on mass shooting caused by guns. Thank you.
  • In response to “Is This The America You Want/Rick Badman:
  • Stalin said that one death is a tragedy. A million deaths are a statistic.
  • I’m not a film critic, but every school should show this movie: “Wonder.”
  • OK, I've got to say something. I feel so sorry for the parents who have lost children in yet another school shooting.
  • The editorial cartoon in the Times-Union (Feb. 6) showed how the NFL's protest has backfired.
  • Men are at a great disadvantage because they dare not criticize women lest they be labeled misogynists or racists, but the same is not true for women. They can vilify men in every way and it is acceptable.
  • I enjoy Roger Grossman’s weekly column. It’s too bad the comment section below the article (online) is so limited in numbers of characters available for a reply.
  • Men are at a great disadvantage because they dare not criticize women lest they be labeled misogynists or racists, but the same is not true for women.
  • Democrats claim to love America. But if they had their way, would we have an America we are proud of?
  • Just a few short weeks ago, we changed the calendar to a new year, 2018.  The new year also ushered in a vote by the Whitko Community School Board to close Whitko Middle School and put grades 7-12 at the high school campus in South Whitley. This vote was the most fiscally responsible way to handle the situation that Whitko finds itself in.
  • Mr. Fribley wrote that there was no fixing the U.S. 30 problem when there is, but yes, not with the idiots we have in this county, and yes, they truly are! They have all known about the problem and they have all placed greed over the health and safety of the public!
  •  I find that those who are having plan meetings on the U.S. 30 issues are about as full of B.S. as a Thanksgiving turkey.
  • I just returned home from North Pointe Cinemas after seeing the movie “The Greatest Showman.” I first saw the musical last weekend with my husband and returned today to see it again with my children.
  • I do not care where the high school is located, nor do I care if we have five or twenty-five mobile classrooms, whether Little Suzie is happy walking to school or who has to drive on the dreaded Ind. 5.
  • The truth is a weapon that can destroy lies or destroy many that use it.
  • I have a small nitpick with the story that appeared in Friday's article regarding Sue Ann Mitchell's historic selection as council president.
  • I am writing this letter to you as a lifelong resident of Kosciusko County, a retired Warsaw police officer and a friend of Sheriff William ''Rocky" Goshert.
  • Christopher Hitchens wrote a book “God Is Not Great.” He spoke about how religion poisons everything. I believe political correctness (PC) as pushed by social justice warriors (SJW) is rushing for first place.
  • In my previous letter to the editor I briefly outlined my proposed new rule for the admission of new states into the Union, that being the following:
  • When you base your actions on lies, don't be surprised when people accuse you of being a liar.
  • As part of my series of letters on reforming Washington, D.C., I would like to present these proposals which address congressional representation and the Electoral College. The previous two letters on this subject which focused on the Senate and the House of Representatives were printed in the Nov. 7 and Nov. 10 editions of the Times-Union's Letters to the Editor column.
  • As we have finally turned the calendar over to 2018, it is time for the General Assembly to start a new legislative session.