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March 7, 2013

Letters to the editor - Friday, March 8, 2013


This community in Nobles County, Minn. must be smarter then us. They went into Wind Farms on a smaller scale then us. 15 turbines to give the people a chance to see the results and effects.

We have the Wind Fall, with E-ON project, for our chance to learn. We don’t need to jump into another one before studying the results of this one.

juwi Wind has been known to sell off a wind farm when finished; leaving the next company to worry about effects, complaints and maintenance. Is this what will happen to the juwi wind farm in Liberty and Prairie Townships, with 94 turbines? Hit and run?

This leaves our beautiful rural area with this industrial landscape. Remember folks, it’s all about money for the few! Wake up people before it’s to late!

I could have been one of the few! But I decided not to scar this beautiful area with the dinosaurs and a little bit of money from the wind mill companies and have all the health issues and put this on my neighbors, no thank you! I couldn’t live with myself! But I guess they will be doing it to me!

Jim Leffler, Tipton County

Rep. Rokita good for Kokomo

It was a good day for our community when Howard County became a part of the 4th District, and Todd Rokita became our Congressman. Congressman Rokita represents approximately three-fourths of Howard County, and I know we have one of the hardest-working congressmen in the country.

When Todd was our Indiana Secretary of State, he was known for his work ethic and good service to Indiana residents. These are still Congressman Rokita’s priorities, only he is doing them even better.

Todd works tirelessly in Washington and throughout his district, and he has chosen a staff that works alongside him and shares his work ethic and commitment to the residents of the 4th District. Todd keeps the residents of the 4th District up to date on his efforts in Washington through his e-newsletter, The Rokita Report. I find this communication very helpful and appreciate hearing what is going on through the Congressman’s eyes, unfiltered by the media.

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