Letter to the editor: Forget the noise (although it is torture for those of us with tinnitus). An inconceivable amount of our money -- more than a trillion of our tax dollars -- is being used to build machines whose sole purpose is to kill and destroy.
Is it wise to render entire neighborhoods uninhabitable? Is it wise to lower the quality of life with noise-related stress and health risks? Is it wise to cause properties to devalue for entire communities of homeowners?
How does a 77-year-old Vietnam veteran go about thanking a wonderful county in Nebraska for making a once-in-a-lifetime dream come true. Answer — with much thought and difficulty. The proper words seem to escape me. I am an emotional person who’s heart was deeply touched during the Hall Coun…
A big thanks for my Hero Flight. I would forget someone if I named everyone individually. I felt humbled, happy and treated like a king.
I was on the third Vietnam Hero Flight and wanted to say it was a very memorable, emotional but fun trip. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet and talk to other veterans and make new friends.
We spent the last few days with an amazing group of veterans and their family and friends in Washington, D.C. Conversations with some old friends and now our new friends will be memories that will last through our lifetime.
It’s completely obvious to anyone who hasn’t put party over country. We need honest, rational and adult public servants who understand the value of running government like a government, to keep those private sector pirates from out and out wrecking our lives and our planet.
I am writing this to encourage our city to do better for youth baseball. My son has played baseball for the past nine years.
I don’t know what you were thinking or what made you decide to put “Heart full of hate” on the same front page as “Class of 2022” of May 16 edition of The Grand Island Independent.
It’s time for Nebraskans to rally behind a conservation initiative that will help our wildlife by conserving 30% of our lands and waters: the America the Beautiful initiative.
Sometimes it is hard to recognize an opportunity that provides a truly golden opportunity. This was the case that was provided to Grand Island Mayor Roger Steele when a few concerned citizens penned Letters to the Editor of The Grand Island Independent as to having some concerns with the dis…
On May 5, 169 donors contributed $99,665 to Grand Island Central Catholic through the ninth annual Go Big Give. Sponsored by the Heartland United Way and the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation, nearly $1.3 million was raised for Grand Island area nonprofits, a record-breaking total.
The first season of Bygone Book Club is now “in the books” and we would like to thank all our discussion facilitators and attendees for helping make this such a successful program.
I would like to give my full endorsement to Doug Brown to be the next mayor of Grand Island. I have known him for more than 20 years. We met in 1999 when he was the command master chief for the guided missile destroyer USS Benfold, DDG-65. I was the captain. We have remained in close contact…
It’s hard to believe that it took a dad/coach to do the job of both the board of education and teachers union. You just get to a point where silence is not an option.
According to the political ads currently running on TV, the Republican candidates for governor are one or more the following: 1) liars 2) polluters 3) tax dodgers 4) tax hikers 5) RHINO’s 6) pro-choice 7) in favor of illegal immigration. 8) just don’t care. 9) are self-serving politicians. 1…
Nebraska has a problem, and that problem is attracting and retaining qualified individuals who want to be law enforcement officers. Across the state, communities, counties and the State Patrol are scrambling to find individuals who have the physical and mental skills to be officers in the st…
One candidate in the 2022 Nebraska gubernatorial race stands above all others. Jim Pillen will best serve as our next governor. He was raised on a small town farm in Platte County. After playing football for the Huskers and earning a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, he became one of the lar…
I enjoyed reading Dr. Matt Gotschall’s guest commentary in the May 1 edition of The Grand Island Independent.
Born and raised in Hall County, Alaina Verplank (a.k.a. Alaina Christensen) knows the Nebraska community with depth and breadth. Alaina has worked at Hall County for 15 years through the Department of Motor Vehicles, Real Estate sector, and the Treasurer’s office.
I was born and raised as a Democrat and have been all of my life.
I am the current Hall County Deputy Treasurer. Some of you may not know, but the deputy is chosen by the treasurer. I was fortunate enough to have Alaina Verplank pick me when she began her career as treasurer, and I am privileged to be her choice again.
I am writing this letter to express my support for Danielle Helzer, who is running for the Nebraska State Board of Education, District 6. I believe Danielle is the perfect candidate for this position because of her strong commitment to public education. She is knowledgeable, open-minded and …
Recently in The Independent, an article stated that the city council and mayor approved the sale of the Grand Island Veterans Home land consisting of around 12 acres to CHI Health. Note: two council members wanted more information.
This is an open letter to all county boards, state senators, the future governor and the Nebraska Department of Roads.