Opinions: Letter

  • Pelican library doesn’t need defending

    | Published on November 6, 2019 at 10:33am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    I have been reading all of the very good letters to the editor in the Pelican Rapids Press the past few weeks, defending our library.   It comes to mind that it is amazing that the library even needs defending! The monthly exhibits are wonderful and showcase the talents of so many in our area.  Another… Read More

  • Artist enjoyed connection to Pelican community

    | Published on November 6, 2019 at 10:33am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    I want to thank the City of Pelican Rapids and Mayor Frazier, the VFW and the Lake Area Arts Council for the opportunity to create, with the help of your enthusiastic grade school art classes, the functional art benches now installed on your downtown sidewalks. I found your citizens welcoming and enthusiastic; your school to be… Read More

  • Pleased that former teachers recognized in Pelican Press

    | Published on November 6, 2019 at 10:32am CST Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    I was happy to see that three teachers who had a great impact on my life were recognized by the Pelican Rapids Press recently.   Jack Couture spent his career building a great band program.  After high school, I missed band more than anything else.   Gerald Polley and John Mathison also were part of an… Read More

  • Minimum library funding is ‘antiquated’ 1970 statute; library aids business

    | Published on October 9, 2019 at 10:05am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    It is difficult to understand why any council member would suggest cutting significant funding for the Pelican Rapids Library.  No reasons have been given.   As far as I understand, there were no charges of poor management, malfeasance, wasteful spending, or rude behavior towards library patrons. Had there been such charges, surely, there would and… Read More

  • Reminding the public of the importance of the library as community asset

    | Published on October 2, 2019 at 9:46am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    I am writing to call attention to the amazing events happening at our public library.  Pelican Rapids is fortunate to have this asset which connects thousands of people to our local businesses, parks, schools and community. Specifically, we are one of only four communities with libraries in Otter Tail County. This summer’s weekly Story Time exploded… Read More

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