Letters to the Editor

Support truly appreciated

To the Editor:Lakeside Cemetery would like to extend a huge thank you for your support of our cemetery. Your generous contribution is greatly appreciated. Any and all contributions are welcome and put to good use for the general maintenance and preservation of the grounds.We are so blessed to ...

Readers’ Views

Please vote in primaryTo the Editor:My name is Michael Edman, and I am running for Fairmont School Board on Aug. 9. It is difficult to garner the interest of voters during late summer primaries, but I encourage everyone to vote Aug. 9.I am a 1998 graduate of Fairmont High School. I enjoyed ...

Let’s show appreciation

To the Editor:On Sept. 11, 2001, our nation found itself amid mass devastation and confusion. Over 3,000 people were killed that day from the attack, including 60 police officers and 343 firefighters and paramedics.Since that day, I haven't met anyone who doesn't have some personal tie to the ...

Thanks drivers, sponsors

To the Editor:The Truman Classic Tractor Ride would like to thank all the drivers who came and participated in our ride during the recent Truman Days Festival.We also would like to thank the following sponsors that supported us: Prairieland Facility, Baarts Trucking, Martin County Implement, ...

Campaign for Christ

To the Editor:Another summer lost to an all-consuming political bashing contest as various politicians try to say whatever they need to in order to get more people to vote for them. Making unbelievable promises and even saying things they don't even personally believe, except for one who may be ...

Readers’ Views

Support appreciatedTo the Editor:Lakeside Cemetery would like to extend a huge thank you to the American Legion for its support of our cemetery. Your generous contribution of $250 was greatly appreciated. Any and all contributions are welcome and put to good use for the general maintenance and ...

Arc appreciates gesture

To the Editor:The Arc Bowling League would like to thank Dave Pederson of Bowl-Mor Lanes for the free bowling game presented to all Arc bowlers at our last night of bowling. A huge hit with everyone were the bowling medals on a ribbon. We still see them being worn. Our 50 bowlers are looking ...

Running for City Council

To the Editor:I'm announcing my candidacy for Fairmont City Council representing Fairmont's Ward 2 in November's election. I grew up in Fairmont and have lived here most my life. I recently purchased and moved into my childhood home in Ward 2 and have decided I would like to give back to our ...

Kudos, Youth Foundation

To the Editor:I would like to take this opportunity to honor and thank Martin County Youth Foundation for its exceptional service to our area with grants recently awarded. Youth scholarship funds and a variety of youth-serving organizations in our county benefit from these MCYF grants.The MCYF ...

What has happened?

To the Editor:Has America become the land of special interest and home of the double standard? Let's see: If we lie to Congress, it's a felony and if Congress lies to us it's just politics; if we dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black person dislikes whites, it's their 1st ...

Donation appreciated

To the Editor:Heaven's Table Food Shelf would like to thank Valero for its generous donation of $5,000 for the Martin County Schools backpack program.The purpose of the backpack program is to provide child-friendly food for children in grades K-6 who are enrolled in the free and reduced lunch ...

Thanks, volunteers

To the Editor:A big thank you for all the volunteers who helped at Heritage Acres for our Fourth of July music festival. It was a big success and without all the volunteers helping it would not have been.We had volunteers parking cars, running the train for the kids and wagon rides for ...

Crushing Minnesotans

To the Editor:According to recent news reports, Minnesota's Obamacare premiums are poised to shoot up again next year and 100,000 Minnesota families will receive cancellation notices from Blue Cross Blue Shield and be forced to find new health insurance plans for 2017.To nobody's surprise, ...

Kinship picnic was a blast

To the Editor:This summer has had a recent "splash" and we aren't talking about the local downpour that happened over the weekend. On July 13, Kinship had it's annual picnic out at Char Kahler's house. We had a wonderful time boating, tubing, kayaking, jet skiing, making massive bubbles, ...

Thank you for support

To the Editor:The Cancer Fighter team recently participated in the Martin County Relay for Life. On behalf of the team, I would like to thank everyone for their generous donations and support for this worthy cause. Together we can make a difference.Marsha WilliamsCancer Fighters Team CaptainWelcome

Running for City Council

To the Editor:I want to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for the Fairmont City Council office of councilman-at-large in the November election. It is my belief that the needs and wishes of Fairmont residents would continue to be best served from a business owner's perspective. We ...

Contributions appreciated

To the Editor:Fairmont Uptown Kiwanis Club thanks the following businesses for contributions to the Kiwanis baseball fundraiser on July 12 at the Fairmont Elementary School ball diamonds: Fareway Foods for the hot dogs and buns; Culligan for the water; and Perkins Restaurant for the ice.A ...

Mr. Hagen: Tone it down!

To the Editor:Peter Hagen, pastor of Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church of Fairmont, has wrote an "editorial" on the church page in the Sentinel on July 15, using I Kings 18: (the big "Show Down" between Elijah and the 450 Prophets of Baal to address what appears to be a limited scheduling ...

Illegals are cashing in

To the Editor:Each spring at tax preparation offices all across the nation, many illegal immigrants are now eagerly filing tax returns to take advantage of a tax loophole, using their ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Number) to get huge refunds from the IRS.The loophole is called the ...

Donations appreciated

To the Editor:Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and everyone who donated to the 2016 Relay for Life. At the end of the Relay on June 25, $64,000 had been raised for the American Cancer Society. That isn't the final total, as the fiscal year ends on Aug. 31. Without all of you, we would ...