Letters to the EditorI read the article in The Daily Republic published Jan. 13 in regard to snow removal costs. How does the figure for 2009 compare to a 10-year average, 1999 to 2009?
What was income of recent storms?
To the Editor:
I read the article in The Daily Republic published Jan. 13 in regard to snow removal costs. How does the figure for 2009 compare to a 10-year average, 1999 to 2009? My thinking is that on an average they have done a remarkable job in holding down expenses. Everyone knows it costs money to move snow around, and when you receive as much as we have here in Mitchell, costs are going to soar
Aside from expense, I have a question in regard to income. As soon as my street, West Fourth, was open and I had my driveway cleared, out I jumped in my car and drove east on Fourth and around the west-central part of down. I checked my speedometer and traveled just under five miles, or approximately 50-plus blocks. The cars left on the streets that plows had pulled around totaled 89 cars. I went back three days later, and some of the cars had never been moved.
I would just like to have them publish what our city income amounted to since the Christmas storm. Are we doing our job to clear the streets so the plows can do a great job? Let us hear about income rather than always the expense. We know it costs.
Jack McBrayer, Mitchell
Columnist ‘got it’ with recent piece
To the Editor:
I am writing this letter to recognize Korrie Wenzel. I just read his column in The Daily Republic regarding his and his wife’s attendance at the MHS wrestling dual in Mitchell on Friday, Jan. 15.
My five sons, the Flanagan boys, all wrestled for Mitchell School throughout their grade and high school years. Needless to say, I have witnessed many, many youth tournaments, duals, districts, regionals, and yes, state tournaments. All I can say is that Korrie and his wife “got it” the first time around. Wrestling fans and athletes are truly the best!
I am glad that you were able to visit with Brandon Vilhauer. If my son Ray had been there, he would have been with Brandon giving you a double dose of the love of wrestling.
I’m glad you reminded me of what it is all about. Yes, you must know, I had a lump in my throat after reading your article!
Sandy (Flanagan) Grosz, Mitchell