Thanks from Ashley Chism

Posted April 23, 2015 at 10:34 am

Editor:

As most of you know, over the past couple months my family, Deputy Josh King and I have been trying to raise money for a special trip to Washington D.C. for National Police Week in May. We are going to honor Matthew and all fallen officers. This trip was partially paid for but we needed to pick up what wasn’t covered. Between the bake sale in February, the three items raffled (two handmade quilts and a set of photographs) and Matt’s Run on Apr. 18, we have raised enough money for our trip and so much more. The extra money raised all goes into Matt’s Fund for the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office. Just as I said before and will say again about Matt’s Fund, I will make sure it is used properly and wisely.

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    Return nation to basic principles

    Editor:

    Our nation today is facing a challenging time, perhaps the most challenging 200-year history. Not just the fear of terrorism or the risk of an economic collapse or the threats of war but because we have drifted away from the founding principles and values that made the USA the greatest free society the world has ever known.

    Most of the problems our country is facing today can be traced back, at least in some part, to a departure from

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