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Letter about... Keeping Christmas in Christmas!


Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor



To the Editor,

How many people in Spring Grove are as disappointed and dismayed as I to find an “in-your-face” Happy Holidays sign planted in City Park instead of a “Merry Christmas” salutation?! For Christians, Christmas is a religious Holy-Day – not a civic holiday. We have a responsibility to foster and perpetuate the spiritual values of our Norwegian emigrant ancestors who founded this community. Or, will the powers-that-be eventually turn Spring Grove into a totally secular community?

Don Feder in Jewish World Review [13-Dec-2000] expresses it much better than I: “How long the holiday spirit can be maintained divorced from Christmas itself is anyone’s guess. After all, we don’t celebrate the Fourth of July or Thanksgiving with presents. The joy of the season -- the exuberance, the benevolence, the optimism -- is a reflection of Christmas and its spiritual dimension. The Magi brought gifts to the babe in the manger. The herald angels (to whom we are to harken) were the bearers of glad tidings. St. Nicholas -- the prototypical gift-giver -- was a 4th century bishop of Asia Minor. Even for those who don’t celebrate it, Christmas provides cultural coordinates. Will future generations wonder whence this ‘holiday’ came, and if it has any meaning beyond frantic shopping binges and garish colored lights? When I was a child, the Knights of Columbus put up billboards urging the public to ‘Keep Christ in Christmas.’ Today, the challenge is to keep Christmas in Christmas.”

Apparently, we in Spring Grove are challenged to keep Christmas in Christmas as well.

Carolyn J. Storlie

Spring Grove, Minn.

Letter about... response to Grehl’s letter

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Mr. Grehl, I respect your right to your opinion. However, you apparently missed the whole point of my comments. I certainly don’t loathe the Democratic Party or their agenda. However, I do loathe the inability of both parties to co ..... 
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Letter about... Karen Reisner commentary

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Shame on you, Karen Reisner, for reducing the entire Democratic congressional caucus to a bunch of left wing flame throwers. Your sentence, “We live in a politically divided country and are represented by a Congress made up of left ..... 
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Letter about... Focus on long term & unity for our children To the Editor,

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

Letter about... Focus on long term & unity for our children To the Editor, Congratulations to the committee and to all who voted “yes” for the long-term future of our school for our children, grandchildren and future generations. Congratulat ..... 
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Letter about United States Armed Forces... To the Editor,

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

Letter about United States Armed Forces... To the Editor, The members of the American Legion Auxiliary Gilbertson-Rude Post 526 would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. Th ..... 
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Letter about... Thanking the veterans To the Editor,

Mon, Nov 10th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

Letter about... Thanking the veterans To the Editor, The members of Henry M. Guttormson American Legion Auxiliary Unit #40 would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank y ..... 
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Letter about Kaase for Sheriff...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I am writing to recommend Tom Kaase as the next Fillmore County Sheriff. When I was the Sheriff of Fillmore County, I hired Tom as a Dispatcher/Jailer. When I left to become the Police Chief in the City of Lakeville, Sheriff Jim C ..... 
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Letter about Houston County election...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, To the taxpayers of District 2: you have an important decision to make on November 4 regarding the Houston County Commissioner election. Do we keep experience and common sense decision-making in there for another four years with a c ..... 
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Letter about getting the job done?...

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Wait…What? Greg Davids touts that he is “getting the job done for southeastern Minnesota”. What job? Yours? Mine? Ours? When I see Davids, I see an entrenched incumbent who has coasted on his laurels rather than doing the e ..... 
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