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Voice of the People
Two of the simplest words we know are often the hardest to say: “Yes” opens a door. “No” will close it.
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.
I’d like to think that I use most everything I buy.
Long before they learn to read, children need to be taught to love reading and books.
Excuse me, Mr. Branson? Mr. — no, wait — Sir Richard Branson?
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.
Over the past year, Nebraska has been enjoying rapid growth, creating lots of great-paying job opportunities here in the Good Life.
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.
It is my latest nominee for the most powerful word in the dictionary.
As America emerges from the Fourth of July weekend, there’s another important reminder this month of why we should cherish our freedom and liberty.
You can learn things from watching a plant. And watching is more fun than weeding.
“So, what are you going to do now?”
I didn’t always like golf.
On March 13, 2020, I issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency related to the coronavirus pandemic.
If the reincarnation of Douglas MacArthur or John Glenn were ever to come back to New York City and receive the same welcome they have in the past, I may be able to help out.
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.”
I agree with Richard French that we should preserve the 16th Street overpass (Voice of the People, June 3).
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.
I may have to rush through this.
Not long ago, Gov. Pete Rickets wasted our tax dollars making useless proclamations about being opposed to the federal government taking away our guns.
It takes a real small person to remove decorations from graves.
Since President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was sworn into office in January, our country has seen a dramatic shift in national policy and how the federal government treats states.
Recently, I have read various letters to Voice of the People in support of or against the idea of getting the COVID-19 vaccination.
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…
Andrew McCarty and I don’t agree, but as Thomas Jefferson said “difference of opinion leads to inquiry and inquiry to the truth.”
Please allow me to share some different perspectives on the need to preserve our 16th Street overpass.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a long journey, but through it all Nebraskans have pulled together to keep people healthy.
In response to the letter by Dave Roth in Voice of the People on May 15:
The responses to my recent letter to Voice of the People about vaccinations are by no means surprising, but are still unfortunate.
I’m trying to figure out the rain.
Before I pose a question to you, I do need to have you suspend reality for a moment.
I wonder what my “go to” stall tactic was when I was younger.
My Dad always maintained a perfect lawn.
Another picture in the Hastings Tribune of the Hastings Utilities turbine and boiler room?
Do you remember George Burns and Gracie Allen?
It happened again the other day, but for just a little while and you had to be looking outside at just the right time.
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.
This is in reference to the letter April 16 in Voice of the People:
A week ago, I ran into a young lady seeking signatures for a petition regarding the St. Joseph Street/16th Street overpass.
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?
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.
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.
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).
I’d like to think that I’m aware of what’s going on around me.
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.
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.
How is it that frying up some frozen hash browns can bring on a moment of nostalgia?
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. took office a little over two months ago.
I am writing as a point of needed clarification.