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I have observed an interesting fact regarding the closure and subsequent reopening of the west bridge on U.S. Highway 166. My husband, a farmer and wonderful steward of the land has always carried a big trash bag in his truck. When he sees trash discarded on our road he stops his vehicle and…

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On Dec. 24 the Cowley CourierTraveler posted an editorial submitted by another local Cowley resident entitled “Do presidents lie.” In the editorial the submitter listed five falsehoods that our previous President Obama told in his eight years in office. He should not have told even a single …

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A Public Forum letter in Tuesday’s CT is headlined “Do presidents lie?” The writer says, “Trump haters keep saying that ‘He lies.’ Please list some of them — I missed hearing any.”

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Does anyone remember the phrase “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”? “Insurance will save the average family $2500 per year.”

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In 2018 I turned 50 years old. To some the age is a mile marker met with some dread and apprehension. I saw it as an accomplishment. But there was also a certain amount of reflection, which is probably normal. There is an endless list of clichés about getting older, especially reaching 50. 

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Thank God, Trump’s self-proclaimed perfect presidency has been stained by impeachment. A stain that will remain with Trump’s presidency forever in history.

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Here we go again. If you just paid this year’s property taxes, you may have noticed that Winfield’s already business and population stifling tax levy of 28,558,420.20 mills just went up to 29,776,101.76 mills, an increase of 1,217, 681.56 mills in just one year, or an increase of 4.26 percen…

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Editors note: Below are written comments submitted by Mike Bergagnini to the Cowley College Board of Trustees. Bergagnini asked that they be published as a letter to the editor.

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As a former resident of Winfield, I am outraged and embarrassed that one of the first things I see when approaching from the west is a confederate flag (sorry it doesn’t deserve to be capitalized).

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I visited your city last weekend to take a tour of the lost city of Etzanoa. It was a wonderful tour which my family enjoyed. Your town has a historic feature that is very unique.

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I was in high school when Nikita Khrushchev first uttered the phrase translated “We will bury you” to a group of Western ambassadors in 1956. The words are as chilling now as they were then — maybe more so. Khrushchev repeated the phrase a few years later while pounding his shoe on the table…

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Susan Wagle, candidate for U.S. Senate, recently spoke in Winfield about how she has saved Kansas as a problem solver. Wagle is part of the old party-line voters who knows little about what is good for south-central rural Kansans. Does Wagle represent a narrow group that serves very few peop…

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The Arkansas City manager and commission should listen to area residents. Instead of hiring a company to tell you what they recommend for our city streets, why don’t you ask the people of Ark City? They don’t drive in this town.

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A week ago I attended S and Y’s 35th anniversary celebration of their beginnings back in 1984. Back then, Sandy Foust, the owner, began her business on her back porch in Atlanta, Kansas. The celebration was held at their current plant in the Winfield Industrial Park. It was a fun and well at…

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There are cheers and excitement when we take down the sorts of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Osama bin Laden using guns and explosives. How sad. It simply displays what has become the norm among humans. Removing bin Laden did not solve the problems in Afghanistan, and the death of al-Baghdadi doe…

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Thirty years ago my husband and I made a conscious decision to make Winfield our permanent home, to build a business and raise our family here. If I had to make that choice today, I might decide differently.

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Editor’s note: Winfield public schools superintendent Dr. Nathan Reed asked to use the public forum to explain different aspects of how the school district operates.

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I would like to assure voters that the Democratic Party is not interested in staging a Coup of the President. We believe in our Constitution and actually follow it as written. We believe in the rule of law, and seek to achieve a system that is applied equally to everyone regardless of income.

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A new performing arts center? Are you kidding me? Does anyone remember that we have a performing arts center in the works: The Marquee? Cafeteria improvements? Does anyone remember that 20 years ago, most of the schools didn’t have true “cafeterias”? The gymnasiums were used, and the custodi…

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Blaming each other does not help. Waiting for God to fix things is a cop out. People make these problems and people must deal with them.

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