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Letter about Houston County Animal Farm?...


Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Have you ever read “Animal Farm” by George Orwell? If so… you may remember how the pigs eventually took over control of the farm, a.k.a. local government. If you haven’t read it, here is a more modern and yet very adapted version of that story……..

Once upon a time in the “Land of Houston”, there was a county board of five elected pigs that oversaw how the “Land of Houston” was to be used. Within that elected group of five pigs, there were three elected pigs that could not think for themselves and blindly followed the biased influence of their planning and zoning helpers and their ”influential” friends.

These three elected pigs, nicknamed Schmuck, Stoghlee and Waffler were great friends. They decided that the “Land of Houston” would not ban Frac-Sand mines, even though 90% of the People of the “Land of Houston” did not want them!

At the meeting to vote on whether to ban the mines, the People gave passionate speeches. They implored the elected pigs: “Please, do not ruin our ‘Land’, our roads, our water supply and air quality!”

However after hearing the People passionately plead and present the facts and voice their concerns about what three of the elected pigs wanted to allow, Schmuck made a strange noise, and a brown enforcer burst into the room and removed some People from the meeting!

Schmuck, Stoghlee and Waffler were then very delighted. “Now we can do whatever we want,” they all squealed. “There are no more complaining constituents! We are three elected pigs and we do not need to listen to those People anymore! We are pig headed and we are the three elected pigs that rule the Land of Houston!”

Such was life on the Farm.

End of story? I think not.

Jim Hoblesberger

La Crescent, Minn.

Letter about THE EAGLE...

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As I soar over Southeast MN and Northeast IA. I see many things I need to share with you. As an eagle I feel that it needs to be viewed from up high. As an eagle I feel a need to report what I observe. As I fly over the grea ..... 
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Letter about late homework...

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I disagree that high school students, or any student for that matter, should be allowed to hand in their homework late and still get full credit for it. Students need to be taught how the real world works. One cannot just tell t ..... 
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Letter about Reisner...

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Dear friends in Spring Valley, Sumner, Jordan, Fillmore townships: I urge you to consider voting for Karen Reisner (rise-ner) for County Commissioner. Karen is a quiet, thoughtful person who has been reporting on Commissioner mee ..... 
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Letter about Karen Reisner...

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, On Tuesday, March 31, Fillmore County will be electing a new County Commissioner for District 1. District 1 includes residents of Chatfield City and Township, Jordan Township, Wykoff Township, Fillmore Township, Spring Valley Towns ..... 
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Letter about Far Right Extremists...

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The dire warnings from far right extremists in the Fillmore County Journal predicting the demise of Social Security and Medicare may come to pass; After all, they and their ilk are doing everything possible to make it come true. ..... 
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Letter about population...

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Last week’s editorial commentary on population came at just the right time for me to make a couple of comments. I had just returned from spending a few days in Atlanta. I was told the city and surrounding area contains as many ..... 
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Letter about Aaron Swartzentruber’s Letter to the Editor...

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Ostrander Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Aaron Swartzentruber’s recent letter gives us insight into the mind of the fundamentalist, whether Christian or Muslim. These people pick and choose “God’s Word” to fit their agenda. For instance, does the average fundament ..... 
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Letter about Homosexuality is not God’s design...

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, This is a response to the internet user named “disappointed” in the Word on the Web section of the Feb. 23, 2015 issue of the Fillmore County Journal. Homosexuality is not God’s design. Listen to what the Bible says. “If ..... 
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