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Letters to the Editor

Be grateful for what we have

To the editor: Syndicated columnist Jamie Stiehm has never been to Afghanistan. Yet, in her article headlined, “The tragic march of 2021: Will it ever end well?” she takes the word of a person who spent one year deployed to Afghanistan who said, . .. “the majority of the people are ...

Making Marshall a special place

To the editor: The best of Marshall was on display this past weekend as we came together to celebrate the Sounds of Summer. From the Tiger 5000 5K to the parade to the outdoor concert, the Marshall community shined – and that’s due in large part to the dedication of so many who help to ...

Anti-carbon supporters lack basic science principals

To the editor: The 8-5-2021 ‘Panel discusses agriculture role in carbon sequestration’, suggested that most of the panelists were in agreement on the long-term removal, capture, and sequestration of carbon dioxide(CO2) from the atmosphere to slow or reverse atmospheric carbon dioxide ...

Media failed to tell the whole story

To the editor: Our news reporters are using terms like “gut wrenching” to describe the chaos in Afghanistan as our troops pull out. Calmly they discuss what went wrong after our money and blood was spent to bring about some type of democracy and now, after 20 years, the Afghan ...

Shortage of blood?

To the editor: The Red Cross is always saying they need blood. So on Aug. 5 I went to donate. I did not have an appointment, but I have done appointments and walk-in many times. When I got there I was told appointment only. Was I the only one or were there others? You would think if they ...

A student becomes the teacher

To the editor: Kirby Schmidt was a gift to our community during his fantastic career at Marshall High School. He was a diligent and dedicated student in the classroom, a fierce and successful competitor in speech, a talented and incredibly hard working performer in theatre, and a dynamic ...