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Szuch - Letter To the Editor


Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Preston politics

Dear Preston,

What happened to us? The city of Preston used to be the friendliest town I had ever lived in. People CARED about one another. Now we are faced with a divisiveness that has turned neighbors into enemies, and relatives into acquaintances. If we peel away all the layers of rhetoric and angst, I think we would discover what is at the core of the current crisis: Righteousness.

On the one hand, we have individuals who blindly support our city administrator, regardless of what mistakes he has made. At the November 3rd council meeting, one individual went so far as to say that they had never known the current city administrator to make a mistake, yet 15 minutes prior to this statement, it was made glaringly clear that certain errors had indeed been made.

On the other hand, we have a group of individuals who want to blindly put all of the blame for the current crisis at the administratorís feet. They do this without any consideration to the positive ways he impacts the city. This side has gone so far as to interrogate the administrator at a council meeting about a trip he went on 6 months prior. I would think a simple phone call would have been more productive. Both parties seem unable to separate their personal agendas from their professional responsibilities.

I am not looking for anyone to lose their job, I am just looking for the job to get done. This goes for both sides. We are at the point where both the administrator and the council are so ineffective, that they cannot even successfully enforce a noxious weed ordinance. Yet these are the people who are supposed to make decisions on the scale of Heartland? This has to stop. Egos must be put away. Righteousness must be put aside. This goes for officials AND bystanders.

Itís time to start acting like responsible adults and get back to the business (not politics) of running this city.

John Szuch

Preston, MN

Runningen - Letter to the editor

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Heartland

To answer Robert L Sauerís comments as of October 30th. He said there is a lot of misinformation circulating in town. He hit the nail on the head. There are two on the City Council that are against the Hea ..... 
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Hampel - Letter to the editor

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
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Letter about Heartland and Mayor Pechulis

Iíve been reading all these letters to the editor complaints and to be quite honest, it makes me sick!

Everywhere I go, I hear people complaining about this patheti ..... 
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Davids - Letter to the editor

Fri, Nov 7th, 2003
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Letter about Veteranís Day

It used to be that when we recognized Veteranís Day we were honoring those who served in World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict. But in the last several years the Gulf War and the recent ..... 
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Laughlin - Letter to the editor

Fri, Oct 31st, 2003
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Letter about Spring Street meeting on Nov. 17th

Spring Street Project Residents,

I wanted to make everyone aware of the meeting Nov. 17th at Preston City Hall. This will be an open meeting to let us all kno ..... 
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Gibson - Letter to the editor

Fri, Oct 31st, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about SEMEP - Dear SEMEP,

Iíve just finished reading the Mayorís letter to Steve Knoepke that is posted in the Oct. 23 Republican Leader. Boy, what a loving, respectful letter. In it youíve thanked Steve for his input and ..... 
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Colbenson - Letter to the editor

Fri, Oct 31st, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about Rushford election

In the up coming election for the city of Rushford. Vote for Les Ladewig as he has the experience to keep spending under control. We need help to bring stability to the council and Les can do just ..... 
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Yenter - Letter to the editor

Fri, Oct 31st, 2003
Posted in Letter to the Editor

Letter about war in Iraq

The attack on the International Red Cross building in Baghdad, Iraq, Mon., Oct. 27 is another example of how Sadamís murderous henchmen do not want their own people to have the liberty of freedom or the ..... 
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Troendle Letter to the editor

Fri, Oct 24th, 2003
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Letter about farm size

How we as a society like to put things into nice neat categories. Last week, a Sierra Club National Committee Member wrote a letter to the editor which suggests that farms are either small, sustainable, fa ..... 
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