• Club seeks to buy Bruin statue for LHS

    We are writing on behalf of the Lancaster High School Junior Civitans Club. As you may know, Junior Civitans is an international club which provides services to the community in which it is located.
    As Junior Civitans, we try to make a positive difference through our involvement in the community. This year, as part of our ongoing efforts to beautify the Lancaster High School campus, our club plans to purchase a specially carved wooden Bruin about 12 feet tall to be placed in the statue garden located beside the gymnasium entrance.

  • Time to stop judging and work together

    I am writing in response to John P. Lage’s letter, “Liberals are destroying American,” in the Aug. 7 edition of The Lancaster News.
    I beg to differ with Mr. Lage because it is we, ourselves, who are holding ourselves back. It is not for us to judge anyone.
    In the end, God will do it. It’s in his word. You need to take time to read the Bible.
    We, as a people, are not perfect. Jesus was the only man who walked this Earth who was and still is alive today.

  • Lage off key in his recent letter

    Well sir, I recently applauded Mr. John P. Lage Jr. for his timely comments on recent issues, but I must say he seems to be a might off key in his article, “Liberals are destroying America” in the Aug. 7, 2013 edition of “The Lancaster News.”
    I have lived four score years, served 10 years in the military during two distractions, worked 30 years in two Fortune 500 corporations and frankly I was unaware that Liberals had ruined the morals of this great nation.

  • Progressivism not destructive

    This is in response to Rudy Schmidt’s rant printed on 7/31/2013.
    Unfortunately, Detroit is now in bankruptcy. This is due mainly to population decline as a result of auto industry job losses and also political corruption, which can be found in the U.S. Congress and in many jurisdictions across the country.
    Benefits for Detroit retirees are in jeopardy, but these aren’t “free;”  these benefits were earned, as are Medicare and Social Security.
    Mr. Schmidt stated that Democrats are famous for their failed education system.

  • Overgrowth on road sides is dangerous

    The sides of our roads in Lancaster County are a mess. I’ve never seen them as bad as they are now. I was pulling out of Riverside Grocery and Grill and a car was coming off the S.C. 9 Bypass.
    The growth was so bad I could not even see the car. I called the highway department and was told the grass would be cut in a few days. That was more than a week ago and the grass is still not cut.
    The same problems exist at Memorial Park Road and S.C. 9. Other people have made the the same complaint.
    This is a really bad and dangerous problem.

  • Liberals are destroying America

    In response to Phil Noble’s column, “NC’s ‘Moral Monday’: Coming soon to SC?” in the July 28 edition of The Lancaster News, two words that do not belong on the same page are “morals” and “Democrats.”

  • CEO: Business committed to community

    Editor’s note: Mike Timani, president and CEO of Fancy Pokket Corp., sent this letter to Larry McCullough, Lancaster County Council chairman. He requested the letter be printed in The Lancaster News.
    Since deciding to establish my business in Lancaster County, I like to consider myself part of the community. For this reason, I follow the news for the area. I was surprised to read of the recent debate that took place during the July 8 County Council meeting.

  • Cuts to dialysis services will impact lives

    Our caregiving team and patients at Lancaster Dialysis Center recently had the honor of hosting District 5 Congressman Mick Mulvaney, who visited our facility to learn more about quality kidney care in our community.

  • Writer: Whittlesey writes nonesense

    Once again you have published a guest column by Franklin Whittlesey Sr., “Washington politicians: Do as I say, not as I do,” that is short on anything good journalism requires.
    Don’t you have some responsibility to do even a minimum of fact checking? Now, I don’t want to do your job for you, but as an example of just how short of the truth Mr. Whittlesey’s article is, let just look at a couple of numbers.

  • Drugs, gangs rob us of our children

    Too many of our young people are dying because of drugs and gangs. The money connected with drugs and gangs is the allure for young people. But this lifestyle leads to murder, robberies and home invasions. This type of behavior leads to prison and death.
    If parents know their child or children are into drugs and gangs they should report them to law enforcement. Being put in jail is better than being put in a grave.