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Commentary: Health care for the future in our community
Letter: Playground is a community accomplishment
October 30, 2012
Letter: Sawatzky backs our needs
A recent letter in support of Rep. Vogel touted his candidacy for health care. In actuality, of all the reasons you might support him, health care would be the last. The very last. He has openly advocated for an end to the Department of Human Services, which provides Medicaid to...
October 30, 2012 - 9:56am
October 29, 2012
Letter: Sawatsky has my vote
I want to thank Mary Sawatzky for the great conversation we had on my doorstep. In our brief conversation, it was great to hear Mary's ideas on preventing invasive species from entering our water ways. We also talked about the need to balance our budget fairly and not do it on the...
October 29, 2012 - 8:55am
October 26, 2012
Letter: Sawatzky - The teacher we know
A few days ago, we went to our mailboxes and found a postcard from a St. Paul group claiming one of our teachers was bad for schools and our kids. We recognized the photo on the card, but the words didn't describe the Mary Sawatzky that we know. We know that Mary Sawatzky is a wife...
October 26, 2012 - 9:03pm
Letter: Sawatzky connects with you
We are writing on behalf of Mary Sawatzky. Mary would make a great legislator in the House of Representatives. A few years ago our sons played with the Willmar VFW baseball team. Mary coordinated two teams, hired and paid for the umpires, and hosted a home tournament. Mary has the...
October 26, 2012 - 8:32pm
October 23, 2012
Letter: Sawatzky's leadership skills
Mary Sawatzky is and has been an excellent leader for the Willmar teachers during her entire career. She started as a building representative for Education Minnesota-Willmar and worked her way up to be elected by her peers as the local president. As past union president, Mary worked...
October 23, 2012 - 1:21am
October 12, 2012
Letter: A threat to our voting rights
The proposed photo ID amendment to our state constitution is a threat to our right to vote. We are all getting older. As we age, many of us give up our driving privileges and our driver's licenses. And so we lose our photo ID. Contrary to what the proponents of this amendment state,...
October 12, 2012 - 2:54am
August 8, 2012
Letter: Sawatzky is ideal candidate
Mary Sawatzky is the ideal Democratic candidate for the Minnesota House seat in District 17B. She has a strong dedication to our community, which she has demonstrated through her involvement for many years. Mary has a spirit which is positive and upbeat, looking for solutions, willing...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
March 2, 2012
Letter: Voter ID - more harm than good
Our Minnesota constitution states: "Every person 18 years of age or more who has been a citizen of the United States for three months and who has resided in the precinct for 30 days next preceding an election shall be entitled to vote in that precinct." Voting is a fundamental right...
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am
November 3, 2011
Letter: A vote to help the community
Sunday's church processional of happy, smiling kids waving red banners toward the front reminded me of another very similar scene this past month. It was the Homecoming pep rally at Willmar High School packed with different happy, smiling, Pep Band kids playing to their "congregation"...
November 3, 2011 - 12:00am
November 1, 2011
Letter: Our amazing manufacturers
Thank you to the MinnWest Technology Campus for the "Discover Manufacturing Innovation Showcase" on Oct. 28. We were amazed at the extent of innovative manufacturing in Willmar. It was a great opportunity for students to learn what careers are available here, as well as for the public...
November 1, 2011 - 12:00am
December 20, 2010
Hairless kitty stays warm out of the cold
ATWATER -- When Mary Benson got her first glimpse of the new litter of feral cats that had taken up residence in her rural Atwater horse barn...
December 20, 2010 - 12:00am
December 13, 2010
Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 13, 2010 - 12:00am
November 1, 2010
November 1, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Letter: Rice is best choice for Senate
I worked in the public schools for 34 years, most of that time in special education. As a retired educator, I believe passionately in excellent schools for all of our children. Successful students who have the opportunity to participate in high quality academics and extracurricular...
October 22, 2010 - 11:05am
Whistling from the other side of the net
Retired coaches whistle another tune when they become referees. "I never missed a call when I was coaching," quips junior college hall of fame...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am