Letter: Ken Harvey Orofino
Idaho, Tennessee and Indiana are the last three states that allow forced annexations.
Letter: Darcy James Boise
We have just been through a season of generosity. Many of us stretched our Christmas budgets to buy toys for needy children, festive foods for struggling families, coats for the homeless, and so on. And we were happy to do so.
Letter: Glen Scott Swearingen Kooskia
Syringa Hospital delivers professional care. Caring, “everybody knows your name” care. Unfortunately, my family uses their services regularly. We appreciate them. Still, there are issues.
Letter: Carol Yalbuw Grangeville
Thank you so much for the wonderful and professional front page of your Jan. 14 issue of the Free Press. There is not one picture or story of a criminal (They’re our heroes?) or of a suspected (but thus immortalized as guilty) criminal.
Letter of thanks: Kim Peterson Blood drive chairperson
I would like to thank everyone who donated blood or volunteered at the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Jan. 8. Special thanks go out to Anne and Dave Fraser and Ace Home Center for donating the use of portable heaters and the Trinity Lutheran Church and Gamma Beta Sorority for providing the delicious cookies.
Letter: Debra Alm
I would like to congratulate Abbie Hudson on a campaign well run, now that she is officially our Idaho County Treasurer.
Letter: Mike S. Johnson
I am thoroughly impressed with the deal our astute and trustworthy county commissioners gave to the 118 county properties who haven’t paid a garbage bill since 1987.
Letter: Richard L. Stephens
By voting to continue the same old big government freedom-swallowing policies of the Boehner/GOP leadership, you personally and expressly violated the mandate and purpose given you by the voters this last November.
Letter: Jim Holsinger
In response to Al Bolden’s letter of Jan. 7.
Al Bolden, White Bird
Mr. Holsinger, I feel fully chastised by your letter last week.
Letter: Jmes Lawyer
A recent federal court ruling stated “... it does not matter if a thing is called a tax or a fee ... a state cannot collect either ... from an Indian ....”
Letters of thanks: Linda Bear and Tara Nida
What an awesome and generous community we live in!
Letter: Richard (Dickie, Dick) Hooper
Yes, we are truly blessed to have a facility like Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation in a central location where all the family members can visit their loved ones and also visit each other who are either friends or neighbors.
Letter: John R. Gaither Grangeville
The Idaho County Board of Commissioners have said “bah humbug” to small ag land owners. All three Scrooges along with the county assessor (AKA the Grinch) have decided ag land owners must pay a “Part-Time Commercial” solid waste fee of $198.72 in addition to their residential fee of $198.72. Their rationale is: “if you own ag land you are a business and should pay for the solid waste that your land produces.” The three Scrooges said this is the only “fair” way to collect needed solid waste fees.
Letter: Jim Holsinger Grangeville
In reply to the recent letter [Dec. 16] of Al Bolden, “ACLU attempts to interrupt joy.” Yes, it is true, Mr. Bolden, the ACLU and the atheists are continually making attempts not to allow the faith of others to be exhibited, as you say. But for me, I pray for those people that at least some of them will see the hatred, and hostility and bitterness in themselves, and will repent and come to see the real meaning of Christmas.