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I was reading with great distress that the city was already making cuts to the newly passed safety center. My one question is, why? Didn't we just vote yes on raising the sale tax to pay for this? What's up? I thought this was enough money to fund this project.

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After reading the recent article entitled “Start with Breakfast,” I felt compelled to set the record straight. It stated that secret of energetic people is that they eat breakfast. I’m an energetic seventy-four year old who can work a twelve hour day digging out grass, hoeing and pulling wee…

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I’ve been in this small town now for five years. I’ve never been hungry, thirsty or lost. I’ve watched people come together to help each other in ways that amaze me.  

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Once upon a time in Kansas, the cradle of cowboy country, Dale Schmidt began his lifelong career as a working ranch cowboy.

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I was a Winfield Courier paperboy in Winfield from 1958 until after I graduated high school there in 1965.  During my freshman year English class at Winfield High School, I wrote a poem and got an "A" on it.  I didn't get nearly enough of those in school so those I did get are easy to rememb…

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I enjoyed reading the article in The Wichita Eagle several years ago about the Bluestem High School magical and successful baseball season that resulted in the schools first team state championship. Valley Center followed in this vein last year with their very first team state championship b…

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To the so called Christians in Cowley County — I’m a 59-year-old man that believes God does not make mistakes. I was made in his likeness, I read the Bible every day. My mom had three sets of twins, three are gay and three are straight.

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The gay pride event that will be held at Island park has some churches and organizations supporting it but there are others of us in the community that have other concerns regarding it.  First it celebrates lifestyles prohibited in God's word. Second it disregards the words of Jesus that uph…

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Doc Arnett’s article in Wednesday's paper was something I must respond to. Newspapers usually get readers’ attention with big headlines and explosive stories. Occasionally there is a quiet corner of the paper that deserves the same big headlines.

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Former state Sen. Steve Abrams’s recent column on Medicaid expansion is misleading and gets many of the core tenants of the policy wrong. Medicaid expansion is critically needed in Kansas. From improving health to creating jobs, this policy will have many benefits for our state. 

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Back in the 12-29-2018 issue of the CourierTraveler was my letter to the editor, “Trade-off From Retail To Discount.” That Part 1 was gentle, meaning many will miss the point. This Part 2 is blunt.

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There has been much talk about Medicaid Expansion in recent years. Unfortunately, most of the coverage is from the perspective of expansion advocates. The truth about expansion is very different than how it has been sold to the public. 

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In the Public Forum of the May 29 issue of the CourierTraveler titled “Medicaid expansion could cost taxpayers,” Senator Larry Alley stated, “I believe it is important to correct the record.” I was one of the three members of the local hospital management in Arkansas City that met with you f…

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An economics lesson on tariffs from an old professor. Tariffs are NOT a tax on the foreign power, like China; they are a tax effectively paid by American companies and, once those companies raise their prices to compensate for increased costs, on consumers. So, when the president announced a…

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Beginning Friday, June 7, and continuing each Friday in June and July, the Winfield Municipal Band will perform its Friday night concerts at the new Performance Venue in Island Park. There has been some confusion about these concerts, and I would like to provide some clarification.

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In a Letter to the Editor on May 22 titled “GOP lawmakers thwart public on Medicaid,” it was stated that area Republican legislators “do not place their constituents’ views above their own.” This conclusion was drawn after a 90-minute meeting with the local hospital management in Arkansas City.

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My dad shared the sad news of Vernon Goertz’s passing. Your paper did a fine job celebrating the life of a wonderful man, including mention of his lengthy tenure as a middle school math teacher. He was one of the best in the business.  

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I urge all voters in Winfield to vote yes for the safety center. Winfield has the oldest fire station in Kansas when they purchase fire trucks they have to special order trucks to fit the station which costs more. Also they have to put the AP truck in another building to have room for the am…

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Atlanta is a map dot. You could, quite literally, live your entire life in Winfield and not know that the sleepy, little town lies just 10 miles northeast of the Winfield City Lake.

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Yet again, the Republican legislators elected from this section of the state are proving that they do not place their constituents' views above their own. Various polls have shown a majority of area residents as well as others across the state support the expansion of Medicaid. "Well, you ca…

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Editor's note: The claims in this letter have not been independently verified. The entities mentioned are invited to respond at daseaton@ctnewsonline.com or by calling (620) 442-4200 an asking for publisher David A. Seaton.

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Like everyone in Winfield, I received a brochure proposing a sales tax increase from 7.9 percent to 8.5 percent so we can continue to address the poor condition of so many of our streets as well as construct a new safety center for our fire, police and EMS departments. After speaking with of…

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