Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Fireworks may seem like an American tradition, especially on the Fourth of July, but the earliest forms of pyrotechnics can be traced to around 2,000 years ago to China. During the Han Dynasty in 200 B.C. people roasted bamboo stalks until they turned black and sizzled, and...
There is a move to require recipients of social welfare programs to be employed. In most cases this means taking a job that pays minimum wages, which in all cases is not enough on which to survive. There are more people who are being displaced by automation every day and this means that the...
To the editor: In today’s Commercial-News there was an article about people stating before the County Road Commission that one of its members, John Bippus, had used inappropriate behavior by taking pictures. It seems that too many people want to become victims of something — in this case of having...
To the editor: It has been my pleasure to know Joe Bippus for the past 20 years. I have followed his career as Three Rivers City Manager with both interest and respect for his ability to effectively operate within a system that necessitates his serving many publics.  He not only has responsibility...
To the editor: On May 5, 2018 Glen Oaks Community College Nursing Pinning and Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a heart touching event. Recognizing the 28 LPN graduates, and 21 RN grads, along with four Hall of Famers, which included Renee Kessler, Phyllis Kesslar, Christine Oswald and myself....
When President Trump gave a speech concerning withdrawal from the meeting with Kim Jong-un he mentioned talking with the leaders of Japan and South Korea and receiving assurances that they would shoulder much of the cost of any financial burden caused by the use of military force. He did not say...
To the editor Since 1905, Abiel Fellows Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has served the City of Three Rivers and the surrounding area in fulfillment of DAR’s aims of promoting historical, educational, and patriotic information and events. Beginning in 1911, the chapter placed...
To the editor: Joseph Bippus puts Jesus first as his Lord and Savior. He has not done anything wrong or illegal. He has been improving our city and maintaining respect for 21 years. There is a small group of people that are lying and slandering his name in order to promote their agenda. I...
To the editor: Joe Bippus is a liability the city and has cost us $200,000 in a previous lawsuit, now he is risking millions of tax payer dollars on a sports complex that the city has not won the right to build yet. Can we really afford that risk? With tax shares from the state down, where do you...
To the Editor: This month, a 911 millage request was on the ballot.  The county clerk reported that only 6.2 percent of the registered voters of St. Joseph County took the time to vote.  Of that total, 1,364 voted yes and 1,323 voted no.  A small difference of 41 votes.  Any person who believes...

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