Letters to the Editor

Letter Dec. 3, 2013

December 3, 2013

Reach out to vets; provide counsel, help Re: PTSD-related suicides   On Nov. 9, my nephew, 27, a veteran of the Iraq war, took his own life. He had been struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for the past several years and was being treated for that all-too-common side effect of war but to Read More

Letter Nov. 29, 2013

November 29, 2013

Extraordinary lady Re: Berry Bocek   Another link to our local history just slipped away. Born in 1924, Betty E. Bocek was able to experience a life similar to that romanticized in western movies, which she loved to watch, by the way. Betty talked about working at the Post Office at Passaic. She talked about Read More

Letter Nov. 26, 2013

November 26, 2013

Inept, uninformed president Re: Gettysburg blunder   The current administration and its less than truthful president have to be considered the most inept and uninformed in American history. The president has frequently quoted from the Declaration of Independence, but skipped the word, “creator.” Not only did President Obama not attend the 150th anniversary of the Read More

Letter, Nov. 22, 2013

November 22, 2013

Lying then, or now? Re: Senate filibuster rules   There’s an old courtroom lawyer tactic employed whenever a witness makes a statement which conflicts with testimony he has given. The lawyer mentions both statements, then asks, “Were you lying then, or are you lying now?” Seems the same could be asked of Senate Majority Leader Read More

Letters Nov. 12, 2013

November 12, 2013

National leaders deserve shame Re: U.S. in decline   Quotes from some famous folks in our past: • “Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” — Thomas Paine, 1737-1809, English/American political activist/author • “I believe there are Read More

CRPD treaty a bad idea

November 8, 2013

Re: U.S., before then U.N. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony Nov. 5, hugely weighted for proponents who want the U.S. to submit herself to the United Nations again. The current threat is called Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Yet not one, no not one person, said we need to improve Read More

Letters Nov. 7, 2013

November 7, 2013

Comparing men Re: President Obama, Dr. Ben Carson   I’d like to cite the case of two different men, both raised in a single-parent home. One was raised as a Muslim until he was 10 years old. The other, the father left when he was 8 years old, but the mother took him to church, Read More

Letter Nov. 6, 2013

November 6, 2013

Remembering a friend Re: Those who saved us in WWII   A little bit of history died Nov. 1. Jim Norton, a member of the “Greatest Generation” was my friend, and a true friend of all who know him. Jim graduated from high school in Minnesota in 1943 and was in an officer training program. Read More

Letters Nov. 5, 2013

November 5, 2013

Obama staffers provide deniability Re: Rath letter, Press, Nov. 2 Dale Rath has done a superb job of listing the scandals and hubris of the Obama administration in his letter “Lying or Incompetent?” I would like to take the analysis one step further. First, consider the current health care debacle. President Obama told an SEIU Read More

Letters Nov. 2, 2013

November 1, 2013

Code development moves city forward Re: Songer story, Press, Oct. 29   We would like to extend our thanks to Brian Songer for his service to the Sheridan community and wish him a grateful “fare thee well” in his future endeavors. Sheridan has grown leaps and bounds over the past few years with respect to Read More

Letters Oct. 31, 2013

October 31, 2013

Send a message: No ‘bait/switch’ big spenders Re: Cap tax vote, Nov. 5   I have decided to vote no on the upcoming Capital Facilities Tax and encourage Sheridan Press readers to do the same. I recognize that probably the most responsible elected officials are the county commissioners. But I have to ask just how Read More

Letters Oct. 29, 2013

October 29, 2013

Thankful for WYO, Local talent Re: ‘Cabaret’ on stage   My wife and I attended Friday night’s presentation of Cabaret at the WYO Theater. I would like to thank everyone involved with this fantastic production. Sheridan is blessed with an amazing amount of talent and your commitment and dedication to putting on a truly remarkable Read More

Letters Oct. 24, 2013

October 24, 2013

Beliefs and demagoguery Re: Letter, Press, Oct. 22   In today’s Sheridan Press, a letter writer opines that Obamacare will this and that. “I believe. . .,” and “I don’t believe. . . .” The problem with beliefs is that they require no basis in fact, and in that regard, often spread untruths, mere opinions Read More

Letters Oct. 22, 2013

October 22, 2013

Feral cat study Re: Krumm letter, Oct. 19   I don’t want to belabor the argument about Trap – Neuter – Return programs being used world-wide to manage feral cat colonies. Mr. Krumm quoted a very flawed published paper written by researchers at the Smithsonian Biological Conservation Institute and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read More

Vote yes Nov. 5

October 18, 2013

Re: Cap tax renewal The Capital Facilities Tax is up for renewal November 5, 2013. Everyone in Sheridan County benefits from the projects that have been completed with this critical revenue source. This is the sales tax that generates approximately $5 million annually for infrastructure projects within Sheridan County, including the communities of Clearmont, Dayton, Read More

Letters Oct. 16, 2013

October 16, 2013

Trap, neuter, return Re: Humane way of dealing with feral cats   Oct. 16 is National Feral Cat Day. This distinction is to bring attention to the plight of feral cats all over the world and to inform the public of the work being done to make them better neighbors. Outdoor cats have existed alongside Read More

City ‘principle’ challenges good faith IAFF contract

October 11, 2013

Re: Kinskey column, Press, Sept. 21   In a recent guest column by Mayor Dave Kinskey entitled, “City right to stand on principle regarding IAFF contract”, the mayor states that the firefighters came before the City Council to “demand a 5 percent increase for some of its members” and that the Council is correct to Read More

Questions remain for seniors

Re: Affordable Care Act   With the opening of the federal health insurance marketplace last week, there are a lot of questions and concerns we have heard from our Wyoming AARP members. One of the most prolific concerns is some seniors on Medicare think they have to enroll in the health insurance marketplace or they Read More

Local fluoridation plan similar to Obamacare

Re: Patriotism and water   I have been hearing a lot of talk about Obamacare being the start of socialized medicine and it makes me wonder why this is suddenly a problem for people. Would you then, allow for the justification of a “public health measure” that mass medicates our beautiful water supply with fluoride? Read More

letters Oct. 8, 2013

October 8, 2013

Cartoon offensive Re: Oct. 2 Press Opinion page   Probably a huge majority of people who pay more than casual attention to the news and world affairs have seen the YouTube video of the gruesome beheading of Nick Berg by Jihadis in a basement somewhere in the Middle East. The political cartoon you chose to Read More

Letters

October 4, 2013

Where the left learned its characture methodology Re: Compairing cartoonists   The editorial cartoons appearing in the Sheridan Press reveal much about the mentality and tactics of the left. To their credit, the SP usually alternates between a conservative cartoonist named Lisa and a far left winger from the Chattanooga Times Free Press named Bennett. Read More

Letter Sept. 27, 2013

September 27, 2013

Fuel prices high Re: Comparison to Casper We’ve all heard the term “shop local.” The term means when you support your local merchants, they will, in turn, give you a fair deal. Such is not always the case. The trading floor price for wholesale unleaded regular gasoline has been trending downward for nearly all September. Read More

Letters Sept. 21, 2013

September 20, 2013

Shop local Re: Hail repair   Our mayor has always been very vocal about supporting your local business in Sheridan. Well I am being vocal today. After our hail storms in late May/early June a semi work truck “Hail USA” showed up in the old LBM parking lot on Coffeen Avenue. PDR (paintless dent repair Read More

The toils of the Constitution

September 17, 2013

This Sept. 17, 2013, marks the 226th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. In honor of this special anniversary, the Sheridan Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to encourage everyone to take time to once again read the Constitution, take time to study it Read More

What the U.S. Constitution means to us

It is Constitution Week again. Local DAR member and historian Peggy Terry asked me to articulate my thoughts about what the Constitution means to me. Since she was visiting from Michigan, I engaged my sister Judy Cherni in the project. In no time at all, we were almost emotional about the subject. No one (with Read More