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  • For the past couple of weeks, network news reporters have told of the disappearance of a  young woman who went out at night for a run.
  • Why do people submit pictures to the Times-Union and then do not name the participants?
  • When is the last time a president was assassinated or beheaded? Maybe it’s time.
  • The most tragic victims of wars are those that didn't realize they were in the middle of wars. We have been inflicted with wars both clear and secret for decades.
  • On behalf of Warsaw Community Schools, allow me to be among the first to say welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.
  • President Trump wants America to have a space force. It took the Air Force decades to go from the Army Air Corps to a separate branch of the military.
  • After reading Mr. Badman’s letter to the editor, “Socialism:?A Sad Joke,” I finally understand why women make less money than men. It is called capitalism.
  • Even though the local railroad redid the crossings, they are really real rough.
  • Poor St. Paul! Everyone wants to claim Jesus as an advocate for their cause and blame St. Paul for everything they don't like about Christianity.
  • Maxine Waters has now committed the ultimate sin. She says God told her what to do and say. Using religion to justify her abominable behavior is beyond evil, and another example of her depravity.
  • Summer is in full swing.

    Whether you enjoy summer by spending time at the beach, enjoying a family picnic, or walking the trails throughout Kosciusko County it is possible for summer to be more enjoyable by being tobacco free.
  • Socialism is like a mud pie. People love pie. But would they eat it if it were mud?
  • With the size of our school system, I'm truly baffled as to why we see some school board member elections going uncontested.

  • The sign said that you don't have to be right, but you have to be kind. Righteousness comes only from God. "Be still and know that I am from God." Avoid the argument and the controversy.
  • Hearing the reporter ask who Trump believed during the press conference, he basically asked whether Trump believed Putin or Dan Coats.
  • Guarding against human intruders is fairly easy. But too often, Internet intruders are invited in. We need strategies to prevent Internet intruders from gaining access to computer in­ formation.
  • While browsing the Times-Union letters section, I ran across a letter about suicide and felt the need to comment.
  • ICE and the IRS are similar in many ways. They are both hated and were established by Congress to enforce the law.
  • Readers of the Times-Union may have heard about the Cal 3 initiative where voters in California will decide this coming November on whether to divide the state of California into three different states of Northern California, Southern California and a coastal California from Monterey County to Los Angeles County.
  • We live near the county line east on Old Road 30. On Saturday our 10-year-old black with white border collie  disappeared or was taken.
  • The new Indiana Trails Liability Law only protects landowners from liability when people access the trail from their property, not when people access their property from the trail, and in most areas, that's what the big problem is: people getting off  the trail.
  • The president and Senate need to select a Supreme Court justice that makes their decisions based on what the Constitution says, not their desire to push an agenda.
  • For years there has been a great deal of conversation about the border between the United States and Mexico, and the need to “secure” said border.

    Many nations across the world have had heavy security at their borders; some of them (like Russia, China and the former Eastern Bloc nations) used armed guards to try keeping their own people/citizens from escaping to the freedom of the Western world.
  • As I was coming out of Dollar General in Leesburg, I was in my turning lane waiting on a truck slowly coming, only to find out he was turning in but with no turn signal. Just like any safe driver, I waited on truck to finally pull in.
  • I think it is time to lower the boom on these celebrities who make outrageous statements about Trump and his family. For Peter Fonda to say that he hopes Trump’s son would be kidnapped is simply criminal.
  • This letter is about the letter to you about “Police Pursuits Should Stop.”

    First of all, when you are driving on the road and you hear sirens and see flashing lights, you are to pull off to the side and stop.
  • I live a little less than a half mile from peaceful, tranquil Winona Lake. I have to listen to  V-8 power boats with no mufflers and screaming jet skis all day and illegal fire works most of the night, often as late as 1:30 a.m.

  • Democrats are often like hungry grizzly bears. If you treat them nice, they'll still eat you alive.
  • With all the news media reporting about these latest issues with the illegals, I wanted to put my two cents in on this subject.
  • Am I the only one that believes that our law enforcement should stop high-speed pursuits?
  • As a physician with over 30 years of post-graduate practice experience, I have had the opportunity to observe, and be a member of, the American Medical Association over a prolonged period of time.
  • Everybody has an opinion on suicide. Suicide is not a black-and-white issue, but gray.

    I would like to see researchers study brains to figure out why some people commit suicide and others don’t.
  • Red alert! The democracy of the United States of America is at a dangerous level of risk.

    The latest new reports with sound bytes of some of the 2,000 or more children crossing our border who are flowing in for asylum.
  • To Democrats, often the truth is skillfully crafted lies that are used against those who don't believe them. The recent I.G. document that made many people look bad has been considered no big deal.
  • Thank you for your article in the weekender paper dated Feb. 24 and 25. Since you are not sure gun laws are the answer to mass shootings like Parkland and Las Vegas, the following is a simple and logical solution.
  • In order to further strengthen our democratic constitutional republic, enhanced term limits and other reform measures should be enacted for all three branches of the federal government.
  • We are approaching the midterm election cycle, and a lot of people are seeking to stir up an “anti-Trump” faction within the American voting public.
  • I read with a great deal of interest the article on the front page of Wednesday's paper dealing with the sewer system going in around Tippecanoe and Chapman lakes.
  • Recent celebrity suicides were unexpected. There are var­ious reasons why people take their lives.
  • Recent celebrity suicides were unexpected. There are var­ious reasons why people take their lives.
  • I have been watching, waiting and listening to all the noise about the fairground races and feel like chiming in before they and the fairgrounds are gone forever.
  • Half a century ago, Robert Kennedy was killed by an assassin in California. He most likely would have become president that fall and would have ended our involvement in the Vietnam War by early 1969.
  • Our church, Healing House Church of God, is asking for donations and any help for our community outreach to be held Aug. 4 at Rarick Park, South Washington Street.
  • Like many people across the nation, I’m sick of all of these mass shootings in public places, especially in schools.

    Even more, I’m fed up with the many media commentators, cops and others who repeatedly spout off after these incidents; most often their opinions are “These incidents of violence are results of a ‘mental  health issue.’”

    Bull!

  • The NFL has lost viewers and doesn't want players taking a knee to show the opposition for the deaths of black lives at the hands of police. I'm not saying we shouldn't be concerned about the deaths. Any wrongful death is a travesty. But which political party cares more about black lives?
  • Monday, May 28, was Memorial Day. Kosciusko County had a number of opportunities to observe this national day. One was held at the Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw.
  • When I was a young boy my dad would come home from work and first thing that was said was "turn that noise down!”
  • The following is part of my series of letters on updating and further strengthening the Bill of Rights in order to better protect such rights.
  • On Monday, the Whitko Community School Board made a very foolish and very unwise decision to build an addition at the Larwill campus, under the guise of tech/career school.
  • I have read most if not all of the letters to the editor concerning the  “noise” caused when there are motorized events scheduled at the fairgrounds.
  • Many Democrats believe that just because there's no proof something exists doesn't mean it doesn't exist. To them,  Presi­dent Trump is the Boogeyman. Oh no! I just gave Hillary another person to blame for her loss in 2016.
  • I have lived in Warsaw since 1978. Like hundreds of others, I moved my family into the city in 1998 after the fair board and the Winona Lake area property owners documented a formal agreement to prohibit motorized racing except under certain delineated conditions.
  • Curt Nisly deserves congratulations for winning the primary earlier this month. However, the overwhelming support he received was not surprising as he has been and remains dedicated to the district he continues to serve.
  • Did the fair board find a time machine somewhere, because racing is back.
  • There was an article in the Chicago Tribune today about bullying. What made this article so compelling was that it took place in the 1950s and it was about forgiveness.
  • The month of May reminds me of sunshine; of beautiful spring flowers of all shapes and sizes, each with its own special sweet scented fragrance; of a beautifully cultivated neighborhood of home gardens sprouting with an assortment of vegetables, ornamental shrubs and trees; and of that special time of year for flag waving and a time for families to gather together to pay tribute to those who willingly paid the ultimate sacrifice for their families, friends and country.
  • 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.