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Friday, July 12, 2013 11:52 PM | Updated ( Sunday, July 14, 2013 9:08 PM )

DEAR EDITOR:

 

In 2013, our son-in-law presented us with an expensive all-weather, hand-stitched U.S. flag just before he was deployed to Afghanistan. We flew the flag faithfully and brought it in at nightfall while he was on tour.

On June 27, we installed a spotlight on the porch so it could fly day and night. In the early morning hours of July 5, our flag disappeared. I ask only that you would please return the flag to the standard that is still on the porch. No questions will be asked.

The U.S. flag stands for loyalty and beliefs, honor to self, service to country, respect for others and freedom for everyone. I pray that you wanted this flag for yourself. I will also pray that if some day you ever serve under this flag, you come home safely as did my son-in-law.

 

Anna R. Ruen

Delphos

 
Letter to the Editor
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Saturday, July 06, 2013 12:37 AM

DEAR EDITOR:

Now that my high school classmate, Mary Kay (Pohlman) Klausing, has written numerous letters against the evil wind turbines, I would like to take a crack at responding.

 
Letter to the Editor
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Saturday, July 06, 2013 12:37 AM

DEAR EDITOR:

The Van Wert Area Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to thank everyone who helped make the centennial celebration of the Lincoln Highway last week so successful.

The events were well organized by our committee members: Kirk Dougal, Warren Kramer, John Marshall, Adam Ries, Gary Showalter, Sarah Smith, Larry Webb and Jeanne Zeigler. The new informational kiosk in Fountain Park is the result of work done by Larry Webb, Adam Ries, Ty Coil and Greg Boley. The kiosk is a reality thanks, in part, to contributions from the Van Wert County Foundation, Eaton Corp and Iberdrola Renewables. Gary Showalter spent countless hours putting together a Lincoln Highway Tour Guide for Van Wert County, which will be available to the public in late July.

The Van Wert Historical Society prepared a picnic lunch for the official Lincoln Highway Association Centennial Tour, which arrived in town at noon on Wednesday. Jeanne Zeigler coordinated this project and thanks go to her, the Society and to the First United Methodist Church for allowing us to use their facility as rain threatened to put a damper on the day.

Despite early rain on Friday, the concert in Fountain Park by the Toledo Jazz Orchestra was great. Thanks to Paul Hoverman and the Van Wert County Foundation for making this concert possible. Warren Kramer and John Marshall deserve a big thanks for all the work they did on the Centennial Car Show held that night in conjunction with the concert.

On Saturday, a bus trip organized by the Van Wert Convention and Visitors Bureau and led by Larry Webb took a group of area residents on a nostalgic journey along the Lincoln Highway from Convoy to Bucyrus, making several stops along the way. We want to thank everyone who went along on this trip.

Larry Lee,

Executive Director

Van Wert Area Convention

and Visitors Bureau

 
Things that make you go hmmmm
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Saturday, July 06, 2013 12:35 AM

So I’m sitting in the parking lot at The Herald after returning from delivering a newspaper. On the radio is a commercial for food banks. It’s 50 Cent talking for the average guy who has four mouths to feed and he lost his job.

“You might not pay attention to him but you will to me,” 50 Cent said.

Hmmm. Well, he had my ear. It seems 1 in 6 Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Thanks, 50 Cent. I will think about that and see what I can do. We have numerous food pantries and drives, etc., to help feed our neighbors right here.

I get up to the newsroom and I’m visiting some news sites on the computer to see what this column will be about and there’s 50 Cent in the news but it’s not quite as warm and fuzzy as a public service announcement to help feed our neighbors. Here is part of the story:

 
Letter to the Editor
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Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:02 AM

DEAR EDITOR:

I oppose so-called “right to work” legislation because it’s misguided and harmful to workers and the middle class. The same CEOs and corporate interests who brought you Senate Bill 5 are supporting these dangerous attacks on workers. Just like SB 5, these policies put profits before people and are an unsafe, unfair attack on us all.

The far-reaching consequences of these policies are clear: in states where workers’ rights are denied, workplace fatalities are 36 percent higher and household incomes are $6,437 a year less than other states. Our everyday heroes like firefighters, police officers, teachers, nurses and many others deserve fair wages and safe working conditions, not policies that will lower their pay and compromise their safety.

So-called “right to work” is wrong — don’t trust it.

Mike Edelbrock

Delphos

 
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