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  • The other day, Sen. Cory Booker questioned a woman who was a candidate for a judgeship about an article she wrote a few years ago in which she questioned the Supreme Court decision in favor of gay marriages.
  • A recent article announcing the mayoral candidacy of Ron Shoemaker referenced an "undercurrent of concern" about the present administration in the city of Warsaw.
  • I'd like to thank Mr. Wolkins for his obfuscating response to my "incorrect information."
  • I thought that Trump's State of the Union speech was one of the best I have heard since Reagan.
  • In response to Jackie Long’s letter to the editor on Feb. 6 about the holes in the container at the apartments in Shady Crest addition: The container did not belong to Stafford’s Solid Waste, we just dump it.
  • If you do not go around with your head in the sand, by now you’ve got to know no matter what President Trump does, it’s not enough for left-wing liberal Dems.
  • America has changed. Every event turns into a contest where we crown the winner and kick the loser on the backside.
  • I live in a neighborhood in town, Shady Crest. There are apartments that are owned by a slumlord who I don’t know.
  • I do not know how many times I have told my kids, “Just because everyone else does it, does not mean you have to!” Sound familiar? This is a common Hoosier parenting principle.
  • Sorry for Ms. Collins’ feelings that she “lives in the worst county in the worst state in the country.” Two of her reasons for the dislike are based on incorrect information.
  • If a person said, "Vote for me, and I will build you a big, beautiful house that someone else will pay for. It won't cost you anything," I think that would be called bribery, which as far as I know is illegal.
  • Secondhand smoke exposure affects customers, patrons and employees. Indiana passed the state’s first statewide smoke-free air law in 2012.
  • Run with yellow lights on. Turn red lights on before stopping. Stop signs out before stopping.
  • A quick note of gratitude for outgoing Sheriff Rocky Goshert:  During his campaign for the Republican nomination this spring, Sheriff Goshert ran on, among other things, the implementation of a Jail Chemical Addiction Program in the Kosciusko County Jail, so that inmates could receive drug treatment while awaiting the disposition of their cases.
  • As the Indiana General Assembly prepares to convene in January, legislation is being proposed that seeks to criminalize the thoughts of Hoosiers.
  • Gary Gerard, I have to write this to you and the readers of the Times-Union.

    I usually enjoy reading your articles that you write regularly.
  • Some 20 years ago on a Christmas morning I drove to a local convenience store to pick up a couple of items we were going to need prior to the family holiday celebration.
  • To whom it may concern: My name is Ruth Guffey. On Thursday, Dec. 13, I was at your store in Warsaw to purchase money orders used to pay my bills. Upon exiting your store to place my paid bills in a mailbox outside, I realized that my wallet was missing. Immediately I re-entered the store to retrace my steps in and out of the store, only to come up empty-handed.
  • This is Michael Schwab I am Brittany Stahl’s father and the grandfather of the three beautiful children killed at the school bus stop in Rochester on Oct. 30.
  • ’Tis the season for Jesus Christ to become a political pawn. One church had the baby Jesus behind bars to illustrate the problem of illegal immigrant children behind bars as Obama did, which somehow Democrats don't want to own up to.
  • A historic farmhouse and barn in Plain Township is in danger of being destroyed if action isn't taken to preserve them for the future.
  • On the front page of the Times-Union on Dec. 7, 2018, there was a picture of the Honor Guard of the American Legion without the names of the volunteers.
  • Did you read in the paper Tuesday night the progress of the Tippy/Chapman sewer project? Here is a summary of it:
  • A town with no backbone. The Doug Ogle-David Wayne combo has had five players – four starters – leave Warsaw just in the last 23 months.
  • I read this article on health insurance and have often wondered how we got from no insurance as a kid and young adult, married, to the entitlement mentality of today.
  • We've seen rioting in the streets of Paris because higher gas taxes are being imposed to pay for the war against climate change.
  • On Tuesday, Nov. 6, about 51 percent or 26,688 registered voters in Kosciusko County went to the polls. Most of them made use of an option on the ballot that should be expanded out to all elective offices that are not up for re-election, as I mentioned in my Oct. 25  letter to the editor.
  • My wife and I were injured in a wreck on Nov. 18 on Warsaw's north side.

    I do not know why someone would hit us and drive off.
  • Finally, someone has decided to look into Maxine Waters’ self-enrichment schemes, as seen on Fox TV. Not only that, but for inciting violence against Trump supporters.
  • Unlike former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Indiana AG Curtis “Elvis” Hill does not have the integrity to resign in the face of damning evidence.
  • More people died in the Camp Fire than what died in the San Francisco fire after the 1906 earthquake. But who's to blame for the deaths this year?
  • I read on the internet the other day that sunspot activity is decreasing, which means we are in for colder-than-normal weather for awhile.
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  • One of the best services that I've been to and I haven't missed many. Since it was on a Sunday morning the attendance wasn't as many as usual , but pretty good considering.
  • One of the pastors in my church said that D.L. Moody claimed he had citizenship in heaven but voted in Cooke County.
  • The golf and bowling demise. Why you see fewer and fewer golf courses year after year is there are fewer golfers than there were 25 to 30 years ago.
  • I want to publicly congratulate Wayne Township trustee-elect Jeannie Stackhouse and her soon-to-be sworn in advisory board consisting of Gordon Nash, Josh Spangle and Bruce Woodward.
  • I’d like to send kudos to the voters of Kosciusko and Wayne Township for taking the time to come out and vote last Tuesday.
  • I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the voters of Kosciusko County who took time from their busy schedules to cast their ballots last Tuesday.
  • After listening to some of the questions being asked by our liberal news media regarding the caravan of people headed toward our southern border, I'm left scratching my head.
  • Today I was reading one of Robert E. Lee's letters written just after both the battle of Chancellorsville and the accidental shooting of Gen. Stonewall Jackson, in the dark and by his own men.
  • Hibernating bears look peaceful enough to pet. But if you are there when they wake, you might be their first meal. The voters awoke a sleeping bear called the Democrat Party and it's about to go on a rampage against those it considers its enemy.
  • Millions of veterans have served in America's wars, including World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
  • It is with great appreciation that I would like to thank the entire Tippecanoe Valley family for their support in electing me the next District 4, Henry Township, Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation board member.
  • Today I was reading one of Robert E. Lee's letters written just after both the battle of Chancellorsville and the accidental shooting of Gen. Stonewall Jackson, in the dark and by his own men.
  • Ann Coulter's column in the Nov. 2 Times-Union is headlined "The True History of Birthright Citizenship." In it, she points out (correctly) that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, in the wake of the Civil War, was intended to provide citizenship status to people who had been forcibly "imported" from Africa by U.S. citizens, including the Founding Fathers.
  • I enjoy Roger Grossman’s columns. The recent Mercy Rule column was thought-provoking, too.
  • After weeks of the liberal Democratic candidates taking turns, writing similar letters to the editor with the same spiel, suggesting that the Wayne Township trustee’s office has accumulated too much money in their accounts, or has been operating improperly, I want to offer an alternative and truthful perspective.
  •  If you’re reading this, thank you for being interested and aware of how local government works. Everyday folks need to step up and get involved at the local level.
  • I learned a long time ago,when it comes to politics, follow the money.

    It seems Wayne Township has a positive cash flow. Wow.
  • In case anyone has not noticed, it’s election season again, and we will be going to the polls to decide who will be our next representatives.
  • Whitko Community School Corporation is currently the highest taxed school district in the area! How can we change that?
  • To My friends in the WaNee school district, here’s why I’m voting “No” on the referendum. While I’m not opposed to adding safety measures to the school building itself, my concern is with the mental health counselors that are included in the name of “safety."
  • I would like to take this opportunity to reach out to the voters of Tippecanoe Township. I genuinely appreciate the support that I received throughout the primary election process.
  • I would like to express my gratitude to Commissioner Bob Conley for his recent leadership in creating a more protective wind ordinance for Kosciusko County.
  • Thank goodness, folks, this election season will soon be over and we can all go back to a normal life and start complaining about the trains and rains here in the Warsaw area.
  • I was apolitical for the first two-thirds of my life, but got my first political wake-up call in 1997 after I became a 40-year-old college student.
  • Two candidates are running for Wayne Township trustee. One of the candidates has made statements that imply she is a hybrid Republican. Then why didn't she run in the Republican primary?
  • This coming Friday and Saturday Combined Community Services will be holding its Food-A-thon 2018.

    Over the past year Kosciusko County Farm Bureau has donated, along with help from Maple Leaf Farms and Miller Poultry, over 4,000 pounds of Duck and Chicken to CCS.
  • How can Maxine Waters get away with her incessant attacks on President Trump? She’s black and a woman, which puts Trump at a great disadvantage and she knows it. If he retaliates he is a misogynist and a racist. She incites violence.
  • I’m glad we have a two-party system, because I learned about the concerns with the police and sheriff departments, problems with the jail and how the General Assembly changed jail time.
  • On Tuesday, Nov. 6, voters in Kosciusko County will get to exercise an option on the ballot that should be expanded, that option being the vote to retain in office or not for Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Slaughter and Robert Altice, District 2 appeals justice.
  • Mr. Alspaugh is correct that I am two years too late in the discussion of the new fire station.

    I should have been involved and instead left it to people that I believed had our best interests at heart.
  • Shari Benyousky has campaigned visibly and vigorously across Warsaw to meet and get input from Wayne Township constituents and the greater Warsaw community about their hopes, dreams, needs and visions.
  • I was born into a staunch Republican family and raised with conservative values I still believe in. Yet in 50 years of voting I have never voted a straight ticket. I always vote for an individual, not a party. That will change this midterm election.
  • On Nov. 6, voters have the opportunity to support a proposed constitutional amendment that would ensure Indiana continues to live within its means.
  • How many times has the public been asked to shop locally, even though the big box stores came to Warsaw and the downtown stores disappeared. Now only banks, lawyers, custom stores and empty storefronts are downtown.
  • My name is Shaé Brown, Founder and Director of Kutoa Project Inc., an Indiana-based organization that works directly with youth in Kenya who has been affected by trauma.
  • I want to remind everyone that all the commissioners, especially Bob Conley, were the ones who strapped us with this ungodly wheel tax that we have to pay every year.
  • Biomet CEO Dane Miller once told me, “You never know what’s under a rock until you turn it over.” I agree, and I believe Wayne Township residents have learned and benefited from the discoveries of the Shari Benyousky for Trustee Campaign Team about the finances of the Wayne Township trustee office. What exactly have we learned?
  • Powerful social movements and passions are blowing in the wind, and most of them have dangerous implications for the institution of the family, religious liberty, our children and unborn babies, and the country at large.
  • To the man who claims I'm a critic of the Wayne Township trustee's Democratic candidate and that I'm misinformed, I must ask if you took the time to do your homework.
  • Fortunately I have been to hear Courtney Tritch speak on many occasions, and impressive she is. This is a person who truly cares about people — one who is all-inclusive, genuine and compassionate. These admirable qualities clearly stand out in her positive television ads.
  • I attended the recent Wayne Township trustee meeting. It was an eye-opener in that it was announced at the meeting — and I have the paperwork to show — that they did not allow for questions.
  • I am writing this letter in support of Mike Coon’s candidacy for the Warsaw Community Schools Board, representing District 1.
  • It has come to my attention that there is some confusion about township surplus funds.
  • Our national and local politics are increasingly divisive. It seems that most Americans, including many of those whom I speak with as I canvass door to door, are disengaged and even tired of politics in general.
  • Townships have been around since the Northwest Territory was divided into townships in 1787! Currently 13 states still have townships and township trustees.
  • Twenty-five years ago, Manchester Community Schools decided to renovate Manchester High School. The original plan was to remodel and add space to the academic areas of the building built in 1960.
  •  I have been a critic of government overreach for a number of years, but I was shocked to see that government overreach can be found in our own county.
  • Thank you, Michael Alspaugh, for your obviously sincere and critical letter to the Times-Union editor.
  • Right on the heels of utter devastation wrought by hurricanes Florence and Michael comes an alarming report in the prestigious journal Nature that mitigation of global climate change will require a massive switch to plant-based eating.
  • After reading a few letters here in the Times-Union about the Wayne Township trustee election and speaking with a few local citizens here in my township, I decided to weigh in with my two cents’ worth. 

  • Redefining a word because you want it to mean what you want it to mean doesn't change it. Take mob, for instance.
  • When my husband I sat in our living room in the early ’90s discussing the vision for Our Father's House, we never gave much thought to a funeral. My husband David stood behind me and said, “We can do this."
  • I find myself in a position with the need rather than desire to write this letter. It has been brought to my attention by others that Shari Benyousky has used my picture in her campaign material.
  • This letter is in response to Laura Deal-Decker's letter.

    I am an investigative clerk in the Wayne Township trustee's office.
  • Thank you for taking the time to consider the importance of township trustees in a recent opinion column.
  • Accolades to the people representing the fight for better wind farm ordinances.
  • In reading "Trustee Candidate Vows To Be Good Steward," it sounds like the current office and the group I'm running with have two different philosophies.
  • I’m wondering who the wheel is that turns on South Barbee Drive to warrant new blacktop when most roads anyplace else need it worse with a h*** of a lot more traffic.
  • The Wayne Township trustee position is open. After many years of service, Sheila Burner is stepping down.
  • The protesters I saw on TV made me think of proud clowns following a herd of donkeys, stepping in the donkey doo-doo and spreading it around.
  • Jesus received a fairer trial than the grilling Brett Ka­vanaugh received when a woman accused him of attempted rape and couldn't present evidence it even happened.
  • The farce taking place over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh makes me sick!
  • I really enjoyed Ken Locke's article "Churches Need Higher Standard in Age of Sexual Abuse" (Sept 6, 2018, page 5A). I'm glad to see church leaders exhorting us to live up to the teachings of Jesus. Sadly, many churches are more interested in coverup than cleanup.
  • I’m sure we’ve all noticed several of our food establishments have had to change their hours due to lack of employees.
  • I have read Ms. Moore’s endorsement letter several times, and every time this letter doesn’t list anything about our military veterans.
  • As a steward of the taxpayer's money, I am running for Wayne Township trustee.
  • I would like to make a few comments in regards to the letter to the editor published in the Tuesday newspaper “Trump And Tears.”
  • In 2005, Donald Trump said to Tim O'Brien, biographer (Trump?Nation: The Art of Being the Donald), . . . the closest he ever came to shedding tears "was after the deaths of his parents” (his father in 1999 and his mother in 2000).
  • Thank you to Republican candidate for Township Board Bruce Woodward for endorsing my Township Trustee candidacy on his website this week.
  • I don’t want to criticize the veteran of the month because I have always enjoyed reading their stories.
  • Editor, Times-Union:

    To the families of Josh Nisley and Tara Thornburg:

    It has been 3½ long years, and not a day passes I don’t  think about what happened.
  • Mrs. Bruner recently explained that the levy for Wayne township has gone down. That's great! What I didn't hear was why we still are taking in an excess over what is needed.
  • I strongly support Dee Moore for Indiana House of Representatives District 18 and encourage every voter in District 18 to vote for her in the Nov. 6 general election.