Voice of the People

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It was a noble cause for Gov. Ricketts to dispatch the Nebraska State Patrol to the Texas/Mexican border to save mother’s and children from dying in the desert.

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Richard Kroger of Omaha died in early July. Rich and I graduated from Hastings High in 1964. We both worked part time through high school.

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I would like to thank all the different groups of people who have taken their time to do community work in our lovely Heartwell Park.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. once famously said that “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.”

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I agree with Richard French that we should preserve the 16th Street overpass (Voice of the People, June 3).

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I am delighted that crowds got to see (and some even flew inside) the vintage B-29 Boeing Superfortress that was built in my birth city of Wichita, Kansas, and which my late father Bill Marples and aunt Ina Marples, had a hand in its original construction during World War II.

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Not long ago, Gov. Pete Rickets wasted our tax dollars making useless proclamations about being opposed to the federal government taking away our guns.

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It takes a real small person to remove decorations from graves.

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Recently, I have read various letters to Voice of the People in support of or against the idea of getting the COVID-19 vaccination.

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There have been several jokes starting “I have enough money to last me the rest of my life ...” Jackie Mason’s punch line is “unless I buy something.” Henny Youngman’s is “if I die by four o’clock.” I know someone who seriously claimed that she had so much money she wouldn’t be able to spend…

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Andrew McCarty and I don’t agree, but as Thomas Jefferson said “difference of opinion leads to inquiry and inquiry to the truth.”

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Please allow me to share some different perspectives on the need to preserve our 16th Street overpass.

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In response to the letter by Dave Roth in Voice of the People on May 15:

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The responses to my recent letter to Voice of the People about vaccinations are by no means surprising, but are still unfortunate.

Another picture in the Hastings Tribune of the Hastings Utilities turbine and boiler room?

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Do you remember George Burns and Gracie Allen?

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In response to the “Do Your Part and Roll Up Your Sleeve” (Voice of the People, April 14), I would say open your mouth and the politically motivated experts will shove some more tripe down your throat.

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This is in reference to the letter April 16 in Voice of the People:

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A week ago, I ran into a young lady seeking signatures for a petition regarding the St. Joseph Street/16th Street overpass.

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All Americans agree that we as a nation should prosper and, in the process, preserve the constitution and our God-given rights, liberties and justice for all, right?

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I didn't always agree with President Donald Trump, but always knew where he and Vice President Mike Pence were and what they were doing for our country.

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In reference to the column by Gov. Pete Ricketts (Hastings Tribune, April 8), please know there are persons in this state who support many of the things Gov. Ricketts criticizes President Biden for doing.

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My faith in humanity was restored while reading the story about a young and certainly exceptional man’s concern in the disposal of our great American flag (Hastings Tribune, April 12).

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The Hastings Adult Sex Ed Committee unanimously endorses the proposed Nebraska Health Education Standards.

I have been waiting for comment about a recent news story in the Hastings Tribune that some on the City Council consider it a “popular option” to move the current city offices to the Hastings Utilities North Denver Station.

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Over the past seven weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to vaccinate people at Hastings Family Care, Allen’s and the Adam’s County Fairgrounds.

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I am writing as a point of needed clarification.

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