Letters to the editor

Letter: Setting the record straight
October 26, 2012
I want to clarify the distorted statements made in a recent mail piece from Charles Macheers, my opponent in the 39th District Kansas House race.
School finance malarkey
October 24, 2012
In his recent letter, State Rep. John Rubin completely misstated the facts about cuts to public education during my legislative term.
Letter: School finance facts
October 16, 2012
18th District House incumbent reacts to challenger’s comments on school finance.
Letter: Changes hard to swallow
September 11, 2012
I do not care for the new lunch changes and I have some comments to make.
Doghouse dwellers
August 22, 2012
A former Shawnee City Council member adds some personal observations to a recent Dispatch article on open government.
Critics went off half-cocked
August 20, 2012
Letter: Any suggestion that She’s a Pistol might trigger a negative trend is misguided.
Letter: Involved citizens vilified
August 14, 2012
In the article “Open government has become contentious city issue,” city officials talked about how they encourage citizen involvement yet seem to verbally vilify the citizens who do get involved in the process.
Letter: Business as usual
August 2, 2012
Resident urges more investigation of July 9 appointment session and what happened before the meeting.
Letter: Mayor slapped democracy in face
July 17, 2012
Reader asks, “Where has democracy gone in this city?”
Letter: Council behaved badly
July 17, 2012
Reader was disgusted at the actions of several City Council members toward Mike Kemmling during the July 9 meeting called to appoint a Ward 2 member.
Bring back the minutes
June 27, 2012
I was shocked to learn that an incredibly valuable resource, the searchable and readable meeting minutes, fell victim to budgetary constraints sometime last year.
Re-enactors should rise again
June 5, 2012
Kudos to the committee of hard-working volunteers who once again gave us such a proud weekend, Old Shawnee Days! You rock. However, one event needs to be brought back: the Re-enactors of the Civil War.
Letter: Reason to support rebates?
April 11, 2012
Why is City Council member Dan Pflumm so eager for the rebates to merchants who improve their property in downtown Shawnee?
Letter: Thanks for honest, kind act
April 4, 2012
Sometimes my faith in mankind is not very high, but this man’s act of kindness has restored it. God bless him and all those whose kindnesses go unobserved.