Letters to the Editor

So much is positive at Marion Schools

Dear Editor: I am writing today about a lot of the POSITIVE things we are achieving in the Marion Public School system. First I would like to say congratulations to the 2017 Graduates.  Our Students received over $400,000 in scholarships at this years Awards Ceremony. I would like to also tell you that with a lot of long hours […]

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Speak out about abuse

Dear Editor This past year I’ve had the privilege of working with so many dedicated and caring people as our team visited the areas schools and presented our sexual abuse education program. The teachers and administrators have been extremely supportive and love our kids. It’s good to know our children are in good hands when […]

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Recycling Center Kindness

Dear Editor: My brother wanted me to send this email for “LETTER TO THE EDITOR.” He just came from the recycling center in Marion.  The kids there are so helpful and totally amazing!  They are very friendly and so willing to help.  It’s so easy to recycle in Marion.  Kudos to all the kids who […]

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Marion Schools Noncompliant with Title 1 Funding

Dear Editor: The Marion Schools have been noncompliant with Title 1 Funding since November of 2015. It wasn’t until the funds were frozen that Mr. Meir started working with the ISD and teachers to get us compliant. Our question is: why would Mr. Meir not keep us compliant for over one and half years before […]

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Marion PTO Fiesta Week A Hit

Dear Editor: This past week, May 1-5 Jen Krchmar along with the Marion Elementary PTO organized a Mexican fiesta week to honor all the teachers at Marion Elementary for teacher appreciation week.  The PTO had fun and silly ways for the teachers to earn tickets for a gift basket at the end of the week.  […]

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Sexual Assult Awareness, Our Efforts Must Continue

Dear Editor: April was sexual assault awareness month and Healing Private Wounds just finished the month visiting areas schools telling children about sexual abuse and how to protect themselves. In every school a child discloses sexual abuse and then receives help. One first grade girl asked, “Why would someone want to hurt children like that?” […]

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A 7th Grade View: Harrison Bond Proposal

Dear Editor, I’m a 7th grade student at Harrison Middle School, and we’ve been hearing a lot about the bond proposal lately. I know for sure that the bond sounds like a good idea, but even better, I know why. I have some experience with things that could be fixed. Like, in the Health/Art room […]

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Pro Life “Trumped” the Election

Dear Editor: I hated this past presidential  primary and general election.  I am sure many of you felt the same way.  Talk about mud slinging, back biting and a disarray throughout the entire election.  I am quite sure it broke records regarding being the ugliest in history. I voted Trump as I bit my lip.  […]

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“Wind Turbines:  Unsafe at any distance”

Dear Editor:   Last December, one of the turbines at the Stoney Corners wind facility burst into flames and was completely destroyed. Black smoke darkened the sky and heavy winds spread ash and burning particles on fields and properties nearby. For days the acrid odor of smoldering composites lingered in the air and seeped into […]

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Marion Fair Board making progress

Dear Editor and Community Members, As we enter the 2017 fair season, the Marion Fair Board would like to take a moment to once again reassure you of our continued commitment to the community and of our genuine dedication to building back confidence and trust that may have been unavoidably and understandably lost. We are […]

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