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Catron family thanks community

Dear Editor,  The Catron family would like to send a special thank you to Mayor Greg York, Matt Schofield, Chase Koger, Open Arms Church and First Baptist Church. A very special thank you to the New Castle Police Department and all first responders for all of

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Decisions, decisions

Dear Editor,  A comprehensive plan is being proposed for the county. It will, if approved, according to its own map, allow Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs) in almost every township in the county. (1) The proposed height for IWTs in the county is 499 feet. There

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Support farmers and the Renewable Fuel Standard

Dear Editor,  Biofuels are an essential component of the national fuel supply. President Trump and the EPA confirmed that fact. They ruled that biofuels made from corn grown here in Indiana will remain at full volumes. As a result, Americans will continue to b

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God's Grain Bin thanks New Castle Correctional Facility

Dear Editor,  God’s Grain Bin Community Food Pantry staff and volunteers wish to thank New Castle Correctional Facility workers and inmates for their gift to us. They collected 2,824 pounds of food. This will go a long way to feed the working poor of Hen

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Once upon a time

Dear Editor,  Many years ago there was a naive girl who grew up and met a handsome young man. They married, had two children, and bought a small farm. They worked, raised their children, and worked so very hard on their little farm raising and caring fo

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Doughboy placement explained

Dear Editor,  In regard to the controversy over the moving of the First World War Doughboy to the Smith Building: I am not for moving the Doughboy from the present position on the east hill in Memorial Park. It was placed there for a good reason, to place it t

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Thanks to those who made Shop with an Officer a success

Dear Editor, I would like to take a few moments on behalf of the officers of the New Castle Police Department’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge to express our thanks to the citizens of this community for their outpouring of support during what has been at tim

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Nothing is certain but death and taxes

Dear Editor, With Congressional Republicans rushing to place a new tax bill on President’s Trump’s desk before Christmas, here comes the respected British publication The Guardian suggesting a new source of tax revenue – meat. Yes, a tax on meat,

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Blame the citizen or the system?

Dear Editor,  I had two recliners I wanted to dispose of. Since there has been so much in the paper about disposal of larger items I felt that I should call and make sure I didn’t leave the unsightly items out any longer than allowed. I pulled the City o

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2017 Wayne County Conservation Days

By KATIE CLONTZ - kclontz@thecouriertimes.com Dear Editor,  The Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District, WUR Solid Waste Management District and Richmond Sanitary District would like to thank all the sponsors, providers, volunteers, presenters and st

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WHAT IS FAKE NEWS?

WHAT IS FAKE NEWS? Dear Editor,  Let’s attempt to define the latest political mantra: Fake News. Is it news that lacks a factual basis? Could it be news that is critical of something said or done by someone for whom we voted? Maybe its opinion that is di

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Wind conflict an unhappy experience for many

Wind conflict an unhappy experience for many Dear Residents of Henry County,  The conflict over industrial wind turbines in Henry County has been an unhappy experience for many. I believe that industrial wind turbines will destroy the quality of life of reside

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Ethical or unethical? That is the question.

Dear Editor,  Take this true/false quiz. There is no prize other than possibly causing our public officials to revisit the definition of ethics. 1. Public officials have directed that the Comprehensive Plan follow their guidelines. There are two drafts. The se

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Festival of Lights a success at Wilbur Wright Birthplace

Dear Editor, The Wilbur Wright Birthplace membership would like to thank you for your support and coverage of our annual Festival of Lights, and all the tree sponsors that made our event a success again this year. A special thanks to Donna Cronk for her coverage. T

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Changing history means losing history

EDITOR’S NOTE: Wanda Hanning created a public Facebook page called Spirit of the American Doughboy. The petition she references in the letter below can be found on that page and currently has over 300 signatures.  Dear Editor,  After creating

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LaMar to run for re-election to Henry County Council

Dear Henry, Delaware, and Madison County friends, Following two months of prayerful consideration and discussions with my family, parades in Albany and Pendleton, and attending community events in Alexandria and Middletown, I have decided to run for re-election to

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'Spirit of the American Doughboy' statue should remain where it was dedicated 88 years ago

Dear Editor,  In the northeast section of Memorial Park north of New Castle, Indiana on a large earthen mound covered with shrubs and foliage looking down on the road about 50 feet to the east, stands the E.M. Viquesney sculpted statue the “Spirit of the

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More than a cosmetic reputation

Dear Editor,  This on-going soap opera that is our political reality these days continues. Each day another twisted and tortuous plot (or ignorant faux pas) is unveiled in the Trump operation. It doesn’t matter if proven facts come out. Trump and his fol

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