Dear Editor: To the person who took my puppy from our farm near Giltner, I know you will probably never read this but I need to “vent.”
Wednesday, you didn’t just take a puppy from someone’s yard, you took a member of my family. Bit is one of my children and always will be. I don’t understand how someone can actually pull off an act like you did and sleep at night, but I guess you do.
You see, I’m not just someone who has “pets.” I have four-legged adopted “children” and each and every one of them mean the world to me. I have spent the last two days and nights crying because of your actions. I have looked everywhere, called everyone I could think of. I have friends who are unselfishly spending hours looking for her as well. I know that you will probably never get caught for what you did, but you will have to look at her every day and know that you kidnapped someone’s child.
I’m not going to curse at you or call you ugly names. Just the opposite. As I sit here with tears running down my face, I am asking God to bless you mightily. My God can use any situation for His glory and maybe you have a child who really wanted a puppy and you couldn’t afford one, so this is your way to make your child happy. I just want you to know that I forgive you. Please be good to her and love her. She loves to sleep in the bed with you and she loves to give kisses. Watch your socks though, they are her favorite.
To Bit: “I love you Bit and I will miss you every day. Be a good dog for your new family.”
Coleen Bish Giltner
City crews help keep Aurora clean
I want to thank the city street department for the work they did to make our city a place of beauty.
I called them one morning to see if they could clean up some weeds at the end of our street. I could not do it and they said that they would surely take a look at it. They came that morning to assess it and by 2 p.m. it was all cleaned up and sprayed. New red signs were put up and it really looks nice.
The best part was that they said “Call us anytime.”
Thanks so very much to our city workers who serve our community.
Laura Goertzen Aurora
Please drive with your lights on
Dear Editor: Why is it so difficult for people to drive with lights on during the day?
It doesn’t take any more gas and it sure makes it a lot easier to see someone coming.
Put your lights on and save a life.
June Hoegh Aurora
Please keep the water off the roadway
Dear Editor: I’m not sure who to direct this to exactly, but on a recent evening I took a drive into the country, just for fun and to see nature as it is at the present -- a beautiful green and lush environment. The ride was sometimes difficult due to the unwatched sprinklers that shoot over the road, not only before my passing by but once in a while as I am passing. It is illegal to let this happen and very dangerous. But, I have heard some say, they don’t maintain the end gun because it takes too much time and they will pay their $100 fine instead. That’s not really enough to deter them. I don’t have to drive the country roads often, but I have family and friends who do regularly and I know of a recent experience when the driver came very close to having an accident when hitting such a spot in the dark. Not only are there errant sprinklers, but many corners are blinded by corn or sunflowers. My son-in-law and family live with the aftermath of a blind corner accident, victims of carelessness. While I don’t enjoy being a complainer, sometimes it is necessary to remind people of problem areas. The road becomes wet and traffic causes ruts, gravel washes off and driving is made more difficult. I, for one, will report the situation in hopes of getting a safer drive. I hope the owners will take responsibility for their own property. Noni Troester Hampton
Cemetery damage is sacrilege
The person or persons who damaged tombstones at Farmers Valley Cemetery in Hamilton County should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Then they should be made to come out and help restore the cemetery they destroyed. I know they won’t be reading this, though, because someone who would do that doesn’t read newspapers. I have taken hundreds of pictures of tombstones in the Hamilton/Hall County areas for people from out of state whose ancestors are buried here. Disregard for family history and grave sites is, in my opinion, sacrilege. Jackie Rudnick, genealogist Grand Island