Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

February 20, 2014

LETTERS FOR FEB. 20, 2014: Finding common good in Goshen

When an organization undertakes a special endeavor, it can be easy to focus on the organizational effort, satisfaction and accomplishments, and forget that not all may agree on the learning that is sought. Currently, there is great satisfaction in knowing that community policing presentations are bringing together groups such as the Community Relations Commission of Goshen, Latino Protestant Congregations, Catholic church, Goshen Police Department, and Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department for learning and community collaboration.

Latinos and other racial/ethnic groups who have attended a policing presentation are obtaining a greater understanding of how our law enforcement officials enforce Indiana laws; participants are expressing their experiences when they encounter a situation that requires police intervention. People are learning how to report a crime, and small but growing signs of trust are being observed between local law enforcement officials and the Latino community.

As Bienvenido Community Solutions strives to be an educational, learning organization, it acknowledges that differing points of view will be expressed regarding its specific endeavors. Both the critical and affirming points of view related to community policing presentations afford us the opportunity to listen for what needs to be improved and continued.

Through the above endeavor Bienvenido Community Solutions and its partners will keep working to find the common good in all Goshen residents. May we all strive to be an uncommonly great community that promotes collaboration and learning.

— Gilberto Pérez Jr

president/CEO

Bienvenido Community Solutions LLC

Goshen

Obamacare must be stopped

Republicans should do everything they can to stop Obama­care. They must support S. 1726 and H.R. 3541 — The Obama­care Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act.

This is the United States of America. Should we wait six months for a hip replacement? I think not.

— Sher Kane

Elkhart

1
Text Only
Letters to the Editor
  • GN140424 Mathis armor NFL:Mathis' leadership paying off for Colts INDIANAPOLIS -- An authentic set of battle armor greeted visitors to Robert Mathis' locker Wednesday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. The black-and-gold helmet and chest plate look more at home in one of the "300" movies, but they are the

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS FOR APRIL 24, 2014: LaCasa rate reduction a big and symbolic step LaCasa rate reduction a big and symbolic step While an ordinance allowing urban chickens was the Goshen City Council action dominating headlines after our April 15 meeting, another action by the council was far more significant: a renegotiated intere

    April 24, 2014

  • No Headline Provided Concord residents have stake in school system There are some residents in Concord Township who feel that the Concord schools referendum does not impact them because they do not have children enrolled in the school system. I would suggest that, in add

    April 23, 2014

  • Letters for April 20, 2014 Think beyond the end of your driveway When our kids were young, we moved to be back in the Concord school district because of what it had to offer our kids. Now as my youngest is set to graduate this spring, the easy thing would be to say that schoo

    April 20, 2014

  • Letters for April 19, 2014 Time to defend Rep. Rebecca Kubacki I cannot sit by and watch Rebecca Kubacki being attacked when she is doing a fine job on our behalf in Indianapolis. Rebecca is an accomplished legislator. In this last session, four of her bills became law. One p

    April 19, 2014

  • Letters for April 18, 2014 Pay-gap percentage is misleading A left-leaning group is claiming that woman earn 77 percent of what men make (The Goshen News April 2). However, by claiming that this happens when a woman does equal work is false. The 77 percent number is the "raw

    April 18, 2014

  • Letters for April 16, 2014 Talking turkey about chickens Let's talk turkey about urban chickens and the continued attempt by the Goshen City Council to pass an ordinance (see article on A1 of today's paper) allowing city residents to raise up to six chickens for their eggs. W

    April 16, 2014

  • Letter to the Editor Homemakers Club gives praise to Boy's and Girl's Club Our Extension Homemakers Club, Four Seasons, recently had the opportunity to visit the Boy's and Girl's Club in Goshen. All of us had the name recognition of Boy's and Girl's Club, but most of u

    April 13, 2014

  • How to survive the bad deeds of others

    How to survive the bad deeds of others Thanks for the editorial about the Martin's Supermarket tragedy in your March 30, 2014 issue. How true, that "normalcy and chaos intersect quickly and without warning. The best we can do is live the best lives

    April 12, 2014

  • President did not tell truth about health care law

    President did not tell truth about health care law In regards to Joann Smith's letter: Ms. Smith states that "good government protects its people and is answerable to them." Brings to mind the 2012 election campaign during which our sitting president

    April 11, 2014

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Raw: Obama Tours Gyeongbok Palace Swimmer Michael Phelps Back in Competition Raw: Obama Lays Korean War Memorial Wreath Obama Leads Naturalization Ceremony in Seoul Calif. School Bus Crash Hurts Driver, 11 Kids Country Club for Exotic Cars Little Science Behind 'Pollen Vortex' Prediction US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents
Poll

There has been discussion at West Goshen Elementary School to require mandatory student uniforms in the future. How do you feel about the prospect of mandatory student uniforms in a public school environment?

I think it’s an excellent idea that is way overdue
I think it’s a bad idea and would be restrictive for students and parents.
     View Results