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Fly your flag on Memorial Day For many Americans, Memorial Day has turned into a commercial holiday - an excuse to hit the big sales at the shopping malls. Worse yet, many regard Memorial Day as a time to celebrate the beginning of summer rather than a day set aside to honor our nation's war dead. Is it any wonder veterans ofter feel their fellow countrymen don't appreciate the sacrifice they made? We hope you will fly your flag on all patriotic holidays, but especially on Memorial Day. In doing so, you'll show veterans you remember ... and care.
Money for political campaigns or college tuition? There has been a lot of talk by President Obama to tax 'rich' people more, and he may be right. Last week the president raised over $6 million from folks in California who paid $40,000 each to attend a gala event at the home of George Clooney. Hmmm: the $6 million dollars would pay the tuition for a year for 600 students at the University of Minnesota, Morris, or just one of the persons who paid $40,000 to attend the event could pay the tuition for a student for four years at UMM. In all, the president raised $15 million th
Perkins Lake Development is not take it or leave it issue With all respect to the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune, the rezoning proposal on the docket before the Stevens County Commissioners is not one of take it or leave it. Stevens County can arrive at a solution that every reasonable taxpayer would support without creating a new zone and incurring potential unintended consequences long into the future.
Pleased to endorse Jay McNamar I was very pleased that Jay McNamar was endorsed to be our next State Representative from our new District 12A. I have known Jay McNamar for over 35 years. He is an outstanding person and will be a great and much needed voice for rural Minnesota. Mark Myron Elbow Lake, Minn. Thank you from the food shelf We are so thankful for the generous people of Stevens and Pope Counties for their support of the food shelf.
Economic encouragement? Our proposal to amend a county ordinance that was adopted in 2007 and rezoning of the former Perkins Resort (a.k.a. Luthercrest) property went in front of the Stevens County Planning Commission on April 16. At this hearing we proposed a few ideas given to us by local members of the community. These ideas included rental of the Pavilion for reunions, anniversaries, church gatherings, educational purposes, business meetings, banquets, dances, weddings, etc.
We are here tonight to approve... In an astonishing display of arrogance, the Stevens County Planning and Zoning Board unanimously created a new Zoning District, S3, and immediately approved a single developer's application for sole inclusion in the new zone. Monday night over 50 concerned citizens and several members from the proposed development attended the meeting.
Proposed zoning change could affect Stevens County lake property Stevens County residents who live by any of the more than eighty classified lakes in the county should be concerned by significant changes that are to come before the Stevens County Planning Commission on Monday, April 16 at their 7:00 p.m. meeting at the courthouse. A major proposal is to permit commercial use of shoreland on any class of lake. In the present ordinance such commercial use is not allowed.
Letters contain false accusations, shift focus Two weeks ago I reported on a presentation sponsored by the pro-gay community at the senior center in town ("A Talent for Misleading," Morris Sun Tribune, March 10.) The March 17 edition printed responses containing false accusations which shifted the focus away from the original topic, the claimed biblical rightness of homosexual-lesbian sexual practice. Let's get back on track. Under the pretense of applauding my courage, Mr.
Exposing distortions in theological lecture I want to applaud Pastor Donald Main, who recently had the courage in his March 10, 2012 editorial "A Talent for Misleading" to expose distortions in David Weiss' lecture in Morris about homosexuality and Christianity. Weiss argues that Christians can support gay and lesbian relationships, and they can do so as Christians.
Who takes responsibility? My step-son is in Afghanistan serving our country in the military. He wanted to send me flowers for my birthday. He told his dad they were coming on February 21. My husband stayed home all day waiting for them. Nothing came. We went out for supper in Morris that evening. The flowers did not show up the next day either so my husband alerted his son to put a tracer on it. Well, at 5:30 a.m. on February 23, the message came that they were indeed delivered by UPS and were sitting outside our front door. They had been delivered in the hour we were in town.