2007-01-20 / Editorials & Letters

Writer wants 'watchdog' to apologize for 'untrue facts'

Editor:

I am writing in response to two letters in last week's Beacon. The first letter was written by Vic Leavitt. Vic, you state in your letter that you avoid Kirkersville because of its reputation as "New Rome East." That doesn't make any sense to me. Do you not driver through Kirkersville because you don't want to get caught speeding? Just because a speed limit is changed from 50 mph to 35 mph doesn't mean that you have to avoid Kirkersville altogether. It just means you're going to have to ease off of the gas pedal a little bit.

The second letter was written by, yea you guessed it, Bonnie Mansfield.I do not see why see is blaming the Kirkersville Police for the speeding ticket written on Loop Road. I am sure the officerwriting the citation did not know those signs were wrong. I am going to have to agree with Bobbi Miller on this one. The speed limit posted was 15 mph and if you are speeding you should indeed expect a ticket. I personally do not think that the person speeding should get his money back. He was exceeding the posted speed limit by 12 miles an hour and deserved the ticket.

Bonnie, if you are so worried about this guy getting his money back why don't you reimburse him with your own money.

The speeding driver does not deserve the apology. The citizens of Kirkersville are the one that deserve the apology and the person giving that apology should be Bonnie Mansfieldbecause of the untrue facts, and ill-gotten statements she puts in the Beacon every week.

Steve Martin Kirkersville

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