Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

April 19, 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 provides an adoption tax credit. Another facilitates better medical care for babies born to drug-addicted mothers. Her third bill improved domestic violence programs. She established March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran’s Day.

Rebecca is pro-life, has an A-rating from the NRA, of which she is a member, has advanced state tax cuts and is pro-business. She cosponsored the Right To Work bill. When she was on the Ways and Means Committee, she helped provide a true balanced budget for the state of Indiana by cutting spending. Due to her efforts, Indiana now has the fewest state employees that it has had in years. This was accomplished through attrition. Rebecca is doing an excellent job on our behalf. We must return her to the state Legislature.

— Jim Woodsmall

Elkhart

Support Concord referendum on May 6

As a former Concord educator, I strongly support the efforts of our staff, school board and administration as they prepare our students for the future. Doing so today has become increasingly more difficult due to property tax caps instituted in 2008.

The Concord Community Schools have already lost over $10 million of their funding over the past three years and are projected to lose another $4.2 million in 2014. The enrollment at Concord continues to escalate, gaining over 600 additional students since the 2005-2006 school year. Although the student growth is very positive for the district, it is also very challenging to continue to provide the same quality services for students when your funds are being drastically reduced, creating a financial crisis not of their own making.

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  • LETTERS FOR AUG. 20, 2014: Fighting the good fight of faith Fighting the good fight of faithI’ve been waiting for someone to write in support of Sarah Yoder (Letters, July 30), who was treated so badly by a recent letter writer (Aug. 6) is response to her letter. Yoder is courageous and I also have empathy fo

    August 20, 2014

  • LETTERS FOR AUG. 14, 2014: News should be ashamed of Millersburg coverage News should be ashamed of Millersburg coverageHere we are, the town of Millersburg, a small community in southeastern Elkhart County. I know it would appear that not much happens here that’s news worthy, yet this sleepy little town with a great schoo

    August 14, 2014

  • GN140801 David Long mug POINT OF VIEW: States need to take control There is a growing national awareness, and corresponding excitement, over a state-led effort to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. As someone who believes in this effort, which is authorized under Article V of the Constitution, I wanted to

    August 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS FOR JULY 31, 2014: Van Gilst’s letter was misleading Van Gilst’s letterwas misleadingCarl Van Gilst’s letter in the July 26 Goshen News (“It now takes three to do one man’s job”) has inaccurate information and misleads readers.He correctly states that for many years Goshen had one employee handling ord

    July 31, 2014

  • LETTERS: Churches shouldn’t compromise God’s word

    Thanks be to God that another church has enough backbone to face an evil opposition. God’s word hasn’t changed, only people have changed. The Bible clearly teaches this truth in the coming years. We are so disa

    July 30, 2014

  • LETTERS FOR JULY 26, 2014: It now takes three to do one man’s job It now takes three to do one man’s jobFor many years Goshen ordinance violations were handled by a single person answering directly to the mayor. It was a very efficient and effective system. Many violations were corrected by a phone call or visit wi

    July 26, 2014

  • LETTERS FOR JULY 25, 2014: Jesus, not gay marriage is the path to prosperity Jesus, not gay marriage is the path to prosperityI am writing in response to Mr. (Dave) Stephens’ letter (The Goshen News, July 10) titled, “Supporting gay marriage a boost for states.” I do not agree with gay marriage, but everyone has free choice.

    July 25, 2014

  • OPN GN140613 Coats_Dan_Senator POINT OF VIEW: U.S. and the world needs to act on this watershed moment in history The tragic death of 298 people on board Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in a wheat field in eastern Ukraine marks a moment when words of disapproval and expressions of grief are not enough. This is a moment when action must follow the outrage and rhetor

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140723 David Kolbe mug READER POINT OF VIEW: A bridge to the common good I am a candidate for the Indiana House of Representatives, District 22. I take this opportunity to offer a vision for a better political course in our state, and our nation.Polarization and partisanship have overtaken politics. It is not only evident

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pence not supporting Ritz We don’t envy the box Gov. Mike Pence has put himself in. Less than a year ago, he personally voiced a “willingness” to work with Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, acknowledging again the desire of a majority of Hoosier voters to see

    July 20, 2014

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

I think it’s a good idea to feed all the students free of charge
I think those who can afford it should pay for their school meals
I think all students should be required to pay for their school meals
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