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A Vietnam memoir for a cause

August 25, 2016 To the editor: If you only watched movies or documentaries about it, it would seem that most of the combat in the Vietnam War occurred in rural areas thick with trees and undergrowth, or rice fields... more »»

Reaction to Kindler series

August 23, 2016 To the editor: Marine Stan Kindler (June 8,1923-December 24, 2014), shared his memories of landing at Tarawa during World War II with an interviewer in July of 2011. more »»

Response to ‘Respect the American Flag’ letter

August 9, 2016 To the editor: This is a response to the July 21 “Respect the American Flag” letter in which a U.S. more »»

‘'Urinetown’ is ‘great entertainment’

August 4, 2016 To the editor: If you enjoy watching theater plays, I highly recommend going to the Lake Benton Opera House to see the play, “Urinetown. more »»

Despair or hope

August 3, 2016 To the editor: Our nation is in dire straits, at this time described by words beginning with the letter D. Division. more »»

Thanks for your support

July 30, 2016 To the editor: To city of Marshall and Lyon County residents: On behalf of the Marshall Police Department and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department and all area law enforcement, we would like to say... more »»

What to do in November …

July 26, 2016 To the editor: The 2016 presidential election is going down to who do you hate more? Hillary or Trump? Public opinion polls show that the overwhelming majority of American don’t like either one of... more »»

Standing up for veterans

July 26, 2016 To the editor: Salute to Mr. more »»

Good news for golfers

July 22, 2016 To the editor: We knew there must be some good in the FBI’s Comey’s statement. There will no longer be a penalty stroke for hitting a ball into the water or out of bounds. more »»

You stink

July 22, 2016 To the editor: It is regrettable that a person in your position supports a group that openly advocates the killing of police. more »»

Respect the American flag

July 21, 2016 To the editor: The flag of the United States of America is not made to be walked on, danced on, spit on, flown upside down, worn as clothing, nor should it be made in China and sold in the United... more »»

Response to ‘perfect world’

July 13, 2016 To the editor: The editorial, “In a perfect world . . .” appeared in the Independent, June 18, 2016. more »»

Not all guns created equal

July 13, 2016 To the editor: In response to the editorial of Wednesday, June 22, the editor did not have his facts correct. more »»

The ‘Rs’ and the ‘Ds’ are stinking up the U.S.

July 12, 2016 To the editor: The cesspool, outhouse, toilet stink is emitting from our two-party political system. more »»

Tribute to a lineman

June 28, 2016 To the editor: I remember as a kid in Marshall back in the late 1950s and early 60s, I was always impressed with those macho guys who would walk up to a power pole, with a load of tools and parts... more »»

Peterson challenger confident in what she brings to the table

June 15, 2016 To the editor: On August 9, we are able to choose the person who challenges the 26-year incumbent for the U.S. House of Representatives. I will be on that ballot. more »»

Which comes first: the platform or the person?

June 9, 2016 To the editor: This letter has been on my mind for some time. Ever since a young man from the GOP called with a fund-raiser invitation. more »»

Loving Head Start

June 2, 2016 To the editor: Head Start is a wonderful program with a lot of passionate peopl. more »»

What’s the difference?

May 26, 2016 To the editor: Can someone explain the difference? Mr. X has a bakery and chooses not to serve a gay wedding at which time the bridal couple can find another bakery. Against the law! Mr. more »»

Cruising in the cruiser

May 24, 2016 To the editor: On Wednesday, May 18, approximately 12:45 p.m., I was talking to a neighbor near the intersection of 4th and Saratoga, when we heard a police siren. more »»



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