Opinion

Please remember military

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:As we give thanks for all we have this time of year, Martin County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (MCBTYR) delivered Thanksgiving groceries to area military families. Each family appreciated this act of kindness with many wonderful comments:?"I will save these groceries for when my ...

Obama wants to pretend problem does not exist

Local Editorials

President Barack Obama has an interesting way of dealing with about 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States: Simply declare about half of them are not illegal.In the process, Obama has issued an open invitation to millions more people to come here illegally. He will do little or ...

Ceylon taxpayers suffer

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:In the fall of 2013, the Ceylon City Council authorized a 3.39% increase in the city tax levy. This increase was for 2014 and is payable on 2015 property taxes.How is it possible that when I recently got my proposed tax statement for the year 2015, my taxes to the city of Ceylon ...

Et Cetera …

Local Editorials

They do well togetherMartin and Faribault counties have done a good job working together over the years. Their joint Human Services operation has become a model. They have also found ways to make the best of the Prairieland waste-processing facility in Truman, despite its problems over the ...

Panel seems to have found right direction

Local Editorials

A four-person panel reviewing the Minnesota Sex Offender Program offered its recommendations this week. The findings seem sensible, given that the state has 700 people confined beyond their prison terms, and has successfully released only one person since 1994. Minnesota has to do something to ...

He went out of country?

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:As a World War II veteran, I'm extremely displeased that Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, was in China on Nov. 11, the day of the laying of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. It's not to be believed the ...

Food Pack set for February

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To the Editor:Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and reflection on the blessings we have. Keeping a daily journal of gratitude is a special way to help us remember people, events and other blessings in our lives. Young children can learn the meaning of gratitude by asking them what they're ...

Businesses feel leery of doing more business

Local Editorials

If you listen to business news, you will learn that American corporations have been hoarding cash. That is to say that instead of investing in new plants, equipment and workers, they are instead registering big profits and simply putting the money in the bank. Why?Before we answer, we would ...

Mayo broke commitment

Letters to the Editor

FAIRMONTWe want to thank the citizens of Fairmont for the overwhelming support during our Public Citizen Forum regarding the concerns with our local hospital.Those of you who spoke in support of the mission of the forum were clear in your concerns. You spoke passionately about being directed to ...

Senate should reject Obama’s one-sided deal

Local Editorials

Let President Barack Obama talk. Congress should make it clear he is speaking for himself and a few other ultra-liberals - not for Americans worried Obama's climate change theatrics will send much of the U.S. economy into a deep freeze.Recently, Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to ...

Problem not addressed

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:This is in regard to my letter that ran in the Sentinel on Oct. 31 about the tragic fire at the Cougar Run hog barns.Unfortunately, my primary concern about reducing fire damage in hog barns has not been fully addressed. What is the feasibility of providing existing and new ...

Poppy sales aid vets

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:American Legion Auxiliary 36 would like to thank all area businesses on their donations for veterans on Poppy Day.Also, to HyVee, Shopko and Fareway for letting us distribute poppies at your stores, and to the ladies of Auxiliary 36 for all your hard work.Remember that all the ...

We hope VA can fulfill goals of new direction

Local Editorials

Department of Veterans Affairs officials have come up with a novel concept for better serving the heroes who depend on them -make things simpler.VA Secretary Robert McDonald said the agency will hire a new chief customer service officer, and then "simplify the way it is organized to deliver ...

Thanks for hosting

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:I would like to thank Fairmont Area Kinship and Fairmont Community Education and Recreation for hosting the Camp Invention program this summer. At Camp Invention, children work together in teams to find solutions to real-world challenges inspired by the greatest innovators in the ...

Thanks teachers, staff

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:American Education Week is Nov. 17-21. It's our opportunity to celebrate public education and honor the people who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education - teachers.It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child, so along with ...

Why are feds releasing criminal immigrants?

Local Editorials

It took less than a week for some of the bureaucrats in President Barack Obama's administration to demonstration that in regard to the Nov. 4 elections, they just don't get it.Or they just don't care.Among the reasons Democrat candidates for Congress did so badly in the elections was that many ...

Veterans need advocate

Letters to the Editor

WASHINGTONFollowing in the footsteps of my father, I volunteered at age 17 to join the U.S. Army National Guard because I believed in something greater than myself - the ideals on which our country was founded: self-governance, freedom and opportunity for all.I retired from the military 24 ...

Et Cetera …

Local Editorials

Scouts set to celebrateWe add our congratulations to Boy Scout Troop 56 in Fairmont. The group celebrates its 75th anniversary Sunday, marking an ongoing tradition of learning, camaraderie and lessons about wholesome values. Oh, and the boys and have fun while doing it.We thank Scout masters ...

Support appreciated

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:The FWBA/USBC officers would like to thank the ladies of the Commercial and Stars & Strikes bowling leagues from the Fairmont Women's Bowling Association for their participation in the recent "Strike Against Cancer" fundraiser for 2014.Money raised will be used to provide ...

Celebrate public schools

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:Nov. 17-21 will mark the annual observance of American Education Week, which spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college, and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools ...