4/19/2018 3:17 PM
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  • 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. 
  • Joe Donnelly has betrayed Indiana citizens by not voting for the tax bill.
  • At an event earlier this year, Rep. Luke Messer gave a speech to the IU College Republicans.  There, he said that in the Republican primary, he said that the party must send forward its best candidate to face Joe Donnelly in the general election.
  • If you have watched any of the “Star Trek” series, you know that they use food replicators to make their foods and bevera­ges. In the future, food replicators could be a favorite Christmas present.
  • For almost 50 years I've meticulously salvaged almost every piece of paper, every aluminum can, etc., etc.. and taken it to be recycled.
  • Any Indiana farm boy who has played basketball will not understand 20 points in a game.
  • The publishing industry has had a lot of troubles over the years. Book stores have been closing. Publishers have often found it difficult to sell books that can make back what has been invested in them unless the writer is famous or popular. I had to pay to have my three books published and might never see a profit unless any of them are picked up by a movie or TV production company. But in the future, books will change with the times and technology.
  • Once again Ind. 15 from Anchorage Road to Levi Lee Road has claimed another life. The particular stretch of road has recorded at least seven deaths in the last 10 years. It also has been the area of lots of near misses that don’t get recorded in traffic history.
  • Our local newspaper ran a story about our state representatives for our area, and how they all voted to give themselves a pay increase, exactly like their predecessors in the same offices did several years ago.
  • I pray the Indiana General Assembly will take another look at clock management for our children and our schools.
  • Sexual predators such as Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan are not limited to any one political party.
  • It is true that Jesus most likely was not born on Dec. 25 but some other time in the fall. Jesus is the Light of the World who never changes. He is the way, the truth and the life.
  • The word of God position on the Judge Moore controversy is this:?Romans 3:23, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 6:23 and John 3:16. Sin is sin! Little sin, big sin and all the in-between sin:?All sin is an afront to God’s holiness and worthy of eternal separation from God (hell).
  • I just received my first flier advertising “Black Friday” deals on Thanksgiving Day. It does not seem that long ago that Thanksgiving was reserved for family. Good luck finding anything open.
  • Many say you don't need to be godly to be moral. They might be right. But I believe that God is the reason why we have mor­ality. Morality also disproves evolution, to some extent.
  • The audacity and hypocrisy of the Democrats of accusing Judge Moore, Senate candidate for the state of Alabama, of sexual impropriety.
  • As part of my series of letters on reforming Washington, D.C., I would like to present these proposals which address the U.S Senate.
  • I received an email this morning about Joni Truex filing for the commissioner caucus Wednesday. This causes me great concern for several reasons.
  • I read in the Times-Union recently that the city council is considering cutting their annual donation to the CCAC from $31,000 annually to $20,000. This is based on one member’s comment that the CCAC should be "self supporting".
  • I live at Warsaw Retirement on Parent Drive (Behind Walmart). This is a senior living community that in my opinion is on a dangerous street. Dangerous because on a street with a 25 miles per hour speed limit, many cars are speeding at least 40 to 50 miles per hour.
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    The evenings have gone from unbearably short to no evening at all.  It must be time to start sleeping an hour later.
  • There was Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential elec­tion. The Clintons financially benefited from their dealings with the Russians and the Democrats paid the Russians for lies that prompted an investigation into Trump colluding with the Russians.
  • One of my objectives in serving as your state representative is to show that there are some things private organizations can do better and more efficiently than government.  There are private organizations throughout Indiana which are supplementing the effectiveness of Government agencies, or even exceeding the effectiveness of the government. 
  • Democrats have the nasty habit of making good economies bad and bad economies horrendous.
  • After reading about the last couple of press conferences held by the Marshall County prosecutors, I think now is the time to speak my mind.
  • I read in the Oct. 18 Times-Union the heartwrenching account of the Conrad family – the senseless killing by a 27-year-old drunken man of a beloved mother and son on a county road in Syracuse.
  • The similarities between a Stephen Paddock and a Judas Iscariot are prophetically eerie.
  • It was one week ago (at this writing) that a messed-up soul in Las Vegas killed 58 people and injured several hundred more during a country music festival.
  • The comment section: It can be a place to connect with likeminded others or a place to throw out the last bit of hope for humanity that you are clenching onto.
  • The Las Vegas massacre brought the expected cries for gun control from the progressives. Many of them think only the police and soldiers should have guns and that guns should be confisca­ted from private citizens no matter what the Second Amendment says.
  • So many people mentor young adults wanting to just make miniature versions of themselves, trying to pass on themselves, living vicariously through their mentees.
  • Last week, right here in Indiana, President Trump unveiled more details about his proposed plan to overhaul the federal tax code.
  • Who knew that big tough football players would act like mamby-pamby wusses.
  • The Times-Union reported that Hugh Hefner recently died of natural causes at the age of 91 at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by his family.
  • The NFL has become a prime example of disgrace. Some  children and others in our country believe these athletes are brave for kneeling down for what they think is right.
  • It is time Mark Soto takes responsibility for his actions and faces reality.
  • The Thursday, Sept. 7, edition of the Times-Union had a couple of interesting articles on page 7A.
  • Every time I think about the fiasco with Military Night at a stupid football game, I think about the Vietnam conflict, when over 50,000 young men came home in a box.
  • When you compromise with the devil, you're the one who changes position.
  • On Sept. 18, the Tippecanoe Valley School Board is slated to choose a name for its high school football field. This has become a heated topic in the district, one which I feel a need to weigh in on as both a graduate of the school system (I was a freshman in 1975 when the consolidated high school opened), and as a pastor in one of its local churches. In writing, I know full well that many will scoff at what I have to say, but none the less I am compelled.
  • I would like to apologize publicly to the lady and her family who were at Metzger’s auction last Sunday in Warsaw for my rude and uncalled-for behavior.
  • The green waste management dumpster on Parent Drive behind Walmart is for the residents in the yellow retirement condos only. It is not for outsiders to use. Trash bags go inside, not on the ground.
  • Wow. What a political ride we’ve had in the last year. From the national to local stories, it’s obvious we need to start holding our public officials to a higher standard. We should demand no more hiding behind closed doors or email voting or erasing of tapes.
  • In Charlottesville, Va., American witnessed hate, unbelievable violence and anarchy. These combatants were doing “what was right in their own eyes.”
  • Regarding the email voting scandal, I want to thank our City Council members Ron Shoemaker and Jerry Frush for taking the lead. I keep wondering where the other five City Council members stand?
  • Democrats know a lot of things.
  • The left opposes Trump at every turn, and then when something bad happens they conjure up a way to blame Trump for it, when in fact, they contribute to it and aid and abet it with their relentless attacks. Such disrespect for the president emboldens these radicals. Threats of beheading and assassination go unpunished. Those in government who cry impeachment such as Pelosi, M. Waters, C. Schumer, etc., are complicit in this.
  • Editor, Times-Union:

    Jeff Plank: a take-charge mayor who had a vision for what the city of Warsaw needed and got it done.
  • The way I see it is that the Republican Party has totally used the pro-life movement to move its agenda to screw the little guy. Lower taxes for the rich, no health care for the poor and sick, and no equality for people different from them, etc.
  • Today I received a phone call from a local number 574-267-????.
  • Any federal official, whether appointed or elected, who is rightfully convicted of a felony, misdemeanor, willful neglect of duty, or gross and hazardous incompetence in the performance of their job duties that results in death, injury, property damage or loss of liberty should be subject to one or more of the following remedies depending on the severity of the offense: imprisonment, monetary fines, manual labor, deportation, forfeiture of pensions and/or assets, loss of citizenship, etc.
  • The baby Charlie Gard is dead and the British government made sure it would happen thanks to the National Health Ser­vice, which considered the life was expendable. His parents loved him and wanted him to receive the best care possible in case a miracle cure could happen. But in their infinite wis­dom, the NHS officials decided they knew better and didn't allow the baby to be treated in the United States, where lives are precious except in the abortion clinics where unborn lives are considered "unwanted tissue."
  • My sister-in-law lost her husband, my brother Dave, unexpectedly on April 11 of this year. She has called a couple of places for help to do repairs inside and outside of her home but the agencies she called no longer help. So I’m asking anyone in the community that can to help her because she is unable financially to do it.
  • The biggest culprits in health care are the drug companies and insurance companies. There are no restrictions placed on them. The amount of money people have to spend out of pocket before the plan kicks in is outrageous.
  • The problem with health care is the drug companies and insurance companies. There has to be some control over them.
  • In light of Nelson Chipman’s press conference, I wanted to take a moment to outline the facts as I understand them in the dismissed bribery charges against my father, Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine.
  • I?don’t normally read News Views in Saturday’s Times-Union, but I had to smile about Gary Gerard’s column about Amazon.
  • Money talks and criminals walk. This has been true in Chicago since the days of Al Capone. If we want to fight against Chicago gangs, maybe we should use a tactic that brought down Al Capone. Since gang members can shoot and kill people and get out of doing jail time because the gangs have enough money to pay the bail of the killers, maybe we should call in the IRS and accuse the gangs of tax evasion.
  • In an attempt to respond to Mr. Zolman’s plausible solution to the law enforcement conflict in Kosciusko County (Times-Union, June 26, 2017):
  • It's not enough to say you're patriotic to prove you're a patriot. You are judged by your actions. Millions of Americans prove to me every day that they are un-American by their actions against America.
  • I don’t know the background of Ms. Vinkemeier, but I do know that she does not know how a bill becomes a law.