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  • 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.
  • That website for finding out about the Wayne Township trustee (and all other local government info) that Sheila Burner told us about in her letter to the editor is excellent.
  • This letter is concerning the regional sewer installation in the Tippy Lake/Chapman Lake, Oswego area.
  • This coming Saturday, Sept. 29, area property owners of Chapman Lake and Tippecanoe Lake have been notified there is a public meeting at the North Webster Community Center.
  • There is no such thing as common sense when insanity is considered wisdom.
  • I have just come from a meeting of Stop The Sewer for Tippy and Chapman lakes. The following are things I have learned at this meeting and other meetings I have attended.
  • Where is the Wayne Township’s office? When are the board meetings? What kind of paperwork should I bring to the Trustee to fill out an application for assistance?
  • Recent letters to the editor have questioned the amount of money Wayne Township gets by tax levy. Here is the rest of the story that was left out by the Democrats.
  • I am Laura Deal-Decker and I am part of the Shari Benyousky's Wayne Township Trustee Team.
  • In my August 10 letter to the editor, I outlined my constitutional amendment for expanding the U.S Senate for the purpose of better representing residents in each current state plus in future states.
  • I?spent nine years drinking and I am working on 25 years of sobriety. I also have five friends that are dead because of alcohol.
  • When you have double standards, you have no standards at all. Democrats are infamous for this.
  • It is hard to go through the day and not see or hear about the importance of technology in our world.
  • I wonder if Congress wears steel-toed shoes, because they keep kicking the can down the road.
  • I was pleased to read Shari Benyousky’s letter to the editor published in the Times-Union on Sept. 4.
  • When you associate with insane people, don't be shocked when people think you're insane
  • My name is Wendy Fairchild. I’m running for the Warsaw Community School Board, district 1.
  • In this column, I typically examine an issue of current interest and provide perspective from the mayor’s office.

    It’s not going to be that simple this month.
  • I am a property owner in Wayne Township. After reading Shari Benyousky's letter the other night, I had to wonder, why in the world is the Wayne township Trustee charging me more in taxes than is needed?
  • I live at Warsaw retirement (yellow apartments behind Walmart). I am a senior that is very concerned about the safety of all my neighbors in this very fine community.
  • After reading “The Newest Outsider” letter to the editor, I have several concerns. I’m wondering how many other Indiana townships are in the prehistoric days without a website.
  • We need to be afraid. Millions of people will come across our borders. Many are rapists and murderers. President Trump likes to remind us whenever he can of how dangerous immigrants are.
  • Usually when I knock and tell the homeowner why I’m on their doorstep, they look puzzled. Not long ago that would have been my response, too.
  • Our national security rests on an economic foundation, and predatory economic practices by China have undermined that foundation for years — leaving Hoosiers and all Americans dangerously exposed.
  • If we feared everything the media feared because the things it warned about were to be feared, this nation would be like the Soviet gulag.
  • 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.