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July 25, 2014
Letter to the editor: Dedication set for memorial
To the editor, The official dedication of the Farmington Area Veterans Memorial will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. We are currently working on various activities for this event so please watch for news releases and letters in this newspaper as our plans progress. Mark that...
July 25, 2014 - 10:44am
July 22, 2014
Letter to the editor: Faith Church congregation left out again
To the editor, It is unbelievable that we, the Congregation of Faith are once again being cast aside as an old shoe, even after “they” realized “they” went about the closing of Faith the wrong way. And so I ask, what merit does the hierarchy of the Methodist Conference have...
July 22, 2014 - 9:16am
June 27, 2014
Letter to the editor: City hall is a good temporary library
To the editor, My name is Christian Gifford and I am a Star Scout in Boy Scout Troop 116 in Farmington. I am working on my communications merit badge for Boy Scouts and one of the requirements is to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper expressing my opinion or sharing...
June 27, 2014 - 11:18am
May 29, 2014
Letter to the editor: Help keep dangerous dogs in check
To the editor, There’s a myth we often hear at the postal service: “Don’t worry — my dog won’t bite.” Dog attacks are a nationwide issue and not just a postal problem. Any dog can bite, and all attacks are preventable through responsible pet ownership. Nationwide, 5,581...
May 29, 2014 - 3:37pm
May 22, 2014
Letter to the editor: Faith United Methodist pastor says farewell
To the editor, Very soon I will be taking my leave as pastor of the Faith United Methodist Church and bidding farewell to the community of Farmington. I wish to express to the people of Farmington my deep appreciation for the prayers and support offered to the congregation Faith...
May 22, 2014 - 1:27pm
May 15, 2014
Letter to the editor: Clean up junky yards
To the editor, At the May 5 Farmington City Council meeting it was brought to the attention of the council members by Mr. Orndorff that he read in papers that surrounding towns are limiting the number of cars, trucks, trailers and campers which homeowners can have on their property. A...
May 15, 2014 - 7:26am
April 17, 2014
Letter to the editor: Volunteers help nursing home run
To the editor, My name is Joy Lauterbach and I work at the Trinity Campus as the activity and volunteer coordinator. I’ve had the honor of working with our seniors and volunteers for over 10 years, and God-willing, I hope I get to spend the next 10 years of my life here as well!...
April 17, 2014 - 2:10pm
April 10, 2014
Thank you: Peterson family appreciates support
Someone has said that the Inuit of Canada’s North Country have over 100 words for snow. We wish there were that many for thank you, because we would use every one of them in this letter. It’s also said that whatever we possess becomes of double value when we share it with ot...
April 10, 2014 - 4:04pm
March 28, 2014
Letter to the editor: Leave class rank alone at FHS
To the editor, Recently the topic of class rank was discussed at a meeting held by the (Farmington) school board and parents. The board members wanted to take the class rank out of the students’ profile. They believe that it could be preventing students from taking challenging...
March 28, 2014 - 1:03pm
March 20, 2014
Letter to the editor: Funding needed to finish veterans’ memorial
To the editor, The Farmington Area Veterans Memorial Committee has received some very good news. A local organization, Support Our Troops Haunted House, has pledged $10,000 to our memorial project if we can match it with donations from others. This is an opportunity for businesses...
March 20, 2014 - 1:18pm
Letter to the editor: Editorial on Faith United Methodist was insensitive
To the editor, After reading your editorial regarding Faith United Methodist Church, I have to ask the question: Did you talk to anyone who is an actual member of that church before writing this article, or did you just talk to the district superintendent? The members of the church...
March 20, 2014 - 1:17pm
March 7, 2014
Letter to the editor: Garofalo shows support for safe routes to school
To the editor, I want to thank State Representative Pat Garofalo for his willingness to meet with his constituents to learn of their interests and priorities prior to the start of the legislative session. Recently, I and several other residents from the region sat down with him...
March 7, 2014 - 11:50am
February 27, 2014
Letter to the editor: In storm, hard work, innovation on display
To the editor, Mother Nature was no match for the people at two Farmington institutions this week, and what they did deserves public appreciation. First, Dakota Electric. When we lost power around 9 p.m., last week's blizzard made white-out conditions in Empire Township. Our farm...
February 27, 2014 - 1:23pm
Letter to the editor: Farmington memorial work resumes soon
To the editor, We plan to resume construction and installation activities within the Farmington Area Veterans Memorial in May. Items for 2014 installation include the veteran pavers to recognize area veterans. We have sold 216 pavers and have space for an additional 12 spaces for...
February 27, 2014 - 1:21pm
February 6, 2014
Thank you: Many helped family following accident
We wish to express our appreciation to the Farmington businesses in support of Jorden’s Journey. On Aug. 6, 2013, our lives were changed in a very big way. Your personal commitment was incredibly helpful and allowed us to concentrate on Jorden’s recovery. Thank You to Celts and...
February 6, 2014 - 1:01pm