School lunches: A response from MPS
January 9, 2016 To the editor: A letter to the editor from John Kass appeared in the Marshall Independent on Jan. 6, 2016 (“Austerity’s role in reducing school lunch deficit”), to which I would like to respond. more »»
Hockey in Marshall
January 5, 2016 To the editor: I had a blast skating in the Marshall Hockey Alumni game held this past Dec. 26. Big deal, right? Well, it is if you were an aspiring hockey player living in Marshall in the late 1960s. more »»
Where are the birds?
January 5, 2016 To the editor: Where are the birds? Up to two years ago, my yard was full of chickadees, juncos, house finches, golden finch, etc. Now there are none. more »»
Central Catholic High School
December 24, 2015 To the editor: One of my long range projects is to write a history of Marshall’s short-lived Central Catholic High School (1950-1967), hope to have it done by the 50th anniversary of its closing. more »»
December 24, 2015 To the editor: At Christmas time, we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of he who is the word of God made flesh, in the form of a living human being. He is Jesus Christ, God and Man. more »»
‘Fox and Geese’
December 18, 2015 To the editor: If you are familiar with the game “Fox and Geese” you know that a big circle is tramped out in new snow, and then further tramped into pieces of eight. more »»
More on Trump
December 15, 2015 To the editor: In his Dec. 9 editorial, Per Peterson lavishes praise on Donald Trump saying, “... more »»
December 11, 2015 To the editor: This is to the person who almost drove head-on into me yesterday (Dec. 10) during my morning commute on County Road 11 just north of Tracy. more »»
We need a discussion on mental illness
December 1, 2015 To the editor: Thank you for your article, “Angel at His Side,” by Anna Haecherl on 11/24. It is important for the media to facilitate a discussion regarding mental illnesses. more »»
Darkness or light?
November 21, 2015 To the editor: In the advent of yet another tragic terrorist attack we have a choice — let fear lead to massive distrust and hatred, or see it as another reason to stand strong and face fear with... more »»
Foster parent or fostering to adopt
November 13, 2015 To the editor: There continues to be a need to expand the pool of foster parents in the Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Rock, Pipestone, and Redwood counties. more »»
Leave God out of it?
November 12, 2015 To the editor: I was enjoying one of the talk shows I listen to on a daily basis. There was a caller being interviewed who has been married to his wife (a woman) for over 20 years. more »»
Leave good farmland alone
November 6, 2015 To the editor: There has been a lot of discussion on clean water and pheasants, and I feel it is time to explain my feeling. more »»
COLA too important to ignore
November 4, 2015 To the editor: I am writing to express my deep disappointment in the recent announcement that there will not be a cost of living increase for Social Security beneficiaries next year. more »»
Is President Obama a Christian?
November 3, 2015 To the editor: One of Webster’s definitions of a Christian is “having the qualities demonstrated and taught by Jesus Christ.” The Bible says in Matthew 7:16a “By their fruit you will recognize the. more »»
A ‘normal’ American
October 27, 2015 To the editor: Since reading Froma Harrop’s column headlined, “...the party of ‘normal,’” (Independent Oct. more »»
October 24, 2015 To the editor: I recently met with Representative Chris Swedzinski, and I thank him for sharing his valuable time and thoughtful ideas with m. more »»