A salute to the letter writers of 2013

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: January 5 2014 | 12:01 am - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 1:38 am in
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The Gazette Editorial Board today recognizes the 1,083 people who took the time to write and submit letters to the editor that were published on the Gazette’s Insight pages during 2013. Thanks to all for your contributions to the public forum.

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Ayesha Abdullah, Dawn Aberle, Robert Ackerson, Paul Adams, Craig Adamson, Doug Adamson, Cindy Adhikari, David Ahart, Amy and Barry A’Hearn, Daniel Ahern, Pam Akers, Heather Akintola, Gary Albers, Sheri Albrecht, Phil Alexander, Kermit Allard, Charles Allen, Diane Allen, John Allen, Marshall Amoroso, Dave Ameling, Madelynn Andersen, Andy D. Anderson, David Anderson, Gary Anderson, Kevin Anderson, Tricia Anderson, Brenee Andrew, Philip Andrew, Larry Anspach, Michael Anthony, Robert Anthony, John W. Arbore, Greg Q. ArBuckle, Marian Arens, Mary F. Arenas, Greg Q. ArBuckle, Connie Armstrong, Steve Armstrong, Eric Ash, Sonia Ashe, Howard Ashlock, Judy Atkins, Ron Augustine.

B

Bruce R. Bachmann, David Bahnsen, Dee Baird, John Bakas, Cinda Baker, Raquel Baker, Rod Baker, Kevan Bakewell, Mark Bakkum, Mary Baker-Lauderdale, Ryan Ballantyne, John Balmer, Patricia Barglof, Cate Barker, LeRoy Barnhart, Lu Barron, Margaret Bartlett, Paula Barton, Steve Barton, Bonnie Bassett, Andrew Bates, Robert Batey, Lois Batchelder, John Jeffrey Bean Jr., Kristen Beasler, Beth Beasley, Austin Beck, Jack Beck, Phil Beck, Holly Becker, Jeff Beisker, Dennis A. Benda, Tony Bengston, Eve Bennett, Wilhelmine Bennett, Roxanne Bentrim, Cara Crowell-Berger, Jim Berger, Kayla Bergom, Matt Bergstrom, Pat Berntsen, Diane Berwald, Bob Bevenour, Tim Bickel, Stephan Birt, Toby Bissell, George Black, Larry Blades, Rod Blum, Rob Bly, Dr. Dennis L. Boatman, Ralph Bock, Carole Boddicker, Gary Boddicker, Elaine Boes, Robert J. Boes, Dan Boland, Don Boland, Karyl Bonnett, James Bovinet, Susan Boyens, Barry Boyer, Ronald Boyer, Garth Bowen, Patricia Brady, Dave Bradley, Matt Brandt, John Braumann, Mike Brecht, Bill Brennan, Paul Brenner, George Briggs, Judith A. Briggs, Jeremy Brigham, Matt Brindley, Robert Briscoe, John J. Brobst, Gene Brodrecht, Judy Brown, Sharon Brown, Stephen Brubaker, Peter Bryant, Karen Buck, Jim Budde, Mike Bullard, Jenelle Bumgarner, Andrew Bunce, Tom Buresh, David H. Burke, Mary L. Burke, Steven A. Burke, Bob Burnes, Dennis Burrier, Mary Burrier, Matthew Burrier, Bob Burroughs, Hannah Burt, John Buscher, Larry Bushaw, Julia Byerly.

C

Carol Caldwell, Denny Caldwell, Frank Camp, Craig Campbell, Pat Campbell, Richard Campbell, James Canavan, Jim Cannon, Mike Carey, Steven C. Carfrae, Joyce Carman, Sandra Carpenter, Wendell E. Carr, Jennifer Carroll, Janice and Robert Carson, Don Cell, Glenn E. Chatfield, Aaron Chiafos, Mary Chilton, Desire Christensen, Ann Christenson, Kevin Christians, Cole Christy, Richard Church, David W. Ciha, Sue Clarahan, Linda Clark, Jim Clark, Bernard Clayton, Dave G. Clemens, Diane Clements, Carolyn M. Cleveland, Betty Jo Clouston, Birgit Brun Coffman, Todd Cohenour, Corey Collar, Debra Connerly, Joie Cole, Rockne Cole, Shirley Cole, Andrew Coleman, James Conger, Cheryl Corey, Scott R. Cornish, Lori Coronado, Susan Corrigan, Mary A. Craig, Albert E. Cram, Charles R. Crawley, Robert Cribbs, Lauren Cronbaugh, Tim Crosby, Ed Crowell, Erin Cubit, Jacob Cummer, Tim Cunningham, Charles Cunliffe, Rosalie Curtin.

D

Alice Dahle, Lynwood Dahms, Marty Dailey, Deborah Dakin, Mary Jo Daly, Diane Darr, Marc Daubitz, Stacy A. Davids, Burton Davis, Janet Davis, Les Deal, Brody DeBettignies, Beth Chacey DeBoom, Lynn DeDeckert, Ken and Barbara DeKlotz, Joe Denemark, Hal Dendurent, Sharon Dendurent, Carol deProsse, Diana DeSmit, Bill Desmarais, Bill Devine, Jim Devine, Dave DeWalle, Chris DeWolf, Mary Dias, Dan and Denise Dickel, Nancy Dinius, Maggie Dinnell, Kitty Dirks, Ron Dirks, Raymond A. Dochterman, Dwight Dobberstein, Harley Donald, J. Fred Doornbos, Robert G. Dostal, Richard Doud, Amy R. Doyle, Dave Draheim, Glenn Drahn, Art Drahozal, Jackie Smith Duggan, Maridee Dugger, Brad Dukek, Mike Dulaney, Gary Dunham, Jeff Duskin, Bob and Sue Dvorsky, Coral Dye, Charlie Dyer, Scott Dunkirk, Eugene K. Dushek.

E

Amanda Ealy, Robert C. Eaton, Julie Eisele, Doug Elliott, Maggie Elliott, Gary Ellis, Katie Elsbury, Robert Engel, Vicki Englich, M. Jo Ennis, Paul Esker, Paul Etre, Tom Erickson, Nancy Evans, Tim T. Evans, Thomas J. Evans.

F

Laura Farmer, Rick Farr, Ken Fawcett, G.L. Feickert, Lorena Kay Feldmann, Jim Felker, Lisa Ferretti, Dan Feuling, Dorothy Fifield, Lew Finch, James Fine, Gary Fischer, Matthew Fischer, Allen Fisher, Eileen L. Fisher, Ellen Fisher, Matt Fisher, Dale Fitzgibbons, Ed Flaherty, Amy Fletcher, Marjorie H. Fletcher, Colin Flynn, Dennis Flynn, Marlys Floyd, Catina Fondren, Paul Forbes, Kristie Fortmann-Doser, Marilee Fowler, Bruce Frana, Brad Franzwa, Fred Fredericks, Lloyd Frei, Don Friedman, Tom Frisch, Donald Frost, Rebekah Frumkin, Doug Fuller, Clay Fulknier, Steve Fye.

G

Dennis Gallagher, Don Gallagher, Lynn Gallagher, Joe Gantner, Nancy Garberson, Marybeth Gardam, Donna Garland, Elwood Garlock, Marti Garrison, Carole S. Gauger, Sam Gavin, Shirley Geadelmann, Mary Nell Geiser, Tom Geistkemper, Cindy Gerken, Rob Gettemy, Aaron Gillespie, Jerry Gillon, Jane Glantz, Cathy Glasson, Tony Golobic, Margaret Goff, Craig Goldensoph, Kaleb Gorsch, Paula Goetzinger, Bert Graham Jr., Theresa Graham-Mineart, Scott R. Grau, Mary Gravitt, Alice Green, Richard Greer, Dave Gregory, Carol Griglione, Alice and Don Grisham, Roger Grobstich, Bob Grove, Rose Grove, John Gruber-Miller, Dick Guilgot, Karen Guse.

H

Kathy Hageman, Brian Hagmeier, Cary J. Hahn, Laura Hahn, Sheila Hahn, David D. Hall Jr., Kathleen J. Hall, Phyllis Hall, Cathy Halsted, Lee Hamill, Harold L. Hammond, Bill Hanes, Rene L. Hanlon, Steven Hanken, Sharon Hannen, Mark Hanrahan, Dick Hansen, Don Hansen, Cindy Hard, Anna Hardin, Ivan Hardt, Paige Harnish, Kallie Harris, Shirley Harris, Tom Harris, Bill Hart, Bradley G. Hart, Wendy Hartman, Heidi Hartke, DeEtta Hartunian, Sue Harwood, Mike and Kaye Haslam, Regina Hatcher, Fran Hatfield, Kate Hawkins, Casey Hayse, Molly Heffernen, Patricia Heiden, Carolyn D. Heising, Dave Helman, Walter Helms, Norbert B. Hemesath, Mary Henderson, Scotty Hendricks, Pressley Henningsen, Mildred Henry, Harold Hensel, Jim Henter, Heidi Hepker, Gene Hermeier, Paula Hernandez, Andrea Hersey, Ellen Heywood, Dale Hibbs, Oliver Hidalgo-Wohlleben, Dave Hillman, Austin Hills, Carol Hills, Jane Hines, D.J. Hinker, Gary Hinzman, Larry Hodgden, Chris Hoffman, Alice Hoffmeier, Darwin Hofmeister, Dwight Hogan, Rob Hogg, L. Sam Holden, Dr. Palmer Holden, Jack Hollingsworth Jr., Anna Holman, Danny Holman, Donna Holman, David Holmes, Jan Holten, Anna Homan, Danny Homan, Nick Homan, Mark Hoover, Joe Horaney, Steve Hosch, Liz Hoskins, Steve Hostert, Andrea House, Hans House, Dale Hovden, Frieda Howe, Jeanne Howe, Karen Huber, Mark Hudson, Barbara J. Hughes, Gary Hughes, Gregory Hughes, Kathleen Hughes, Spencer Hughes, Vicki Hughes, Kenneth Hubel, Paula M. Huber, James P. Hubert, Kathy Humbers, Sue Humphrey, Geo Hunter, Max R. Hutchins.

J

Bob and Judy Jaeger, Dave Jacoby, Sheryl Jahnel, Riad Jammal, Tom Janik, Paul Jansa, Peter H. Jaynes, Joan Jehle, Mary JenBear, Larry Jenkins, Don and Lois Jennings, Alan Jensen, Marilyn Jensen, Beverly A. Johnson, David Johnson, Eric Johnson, JR Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Rick Johnson, Rob and Diane Johnson, Christina Jones, Dale Jones, Steve Jones, Chandra M. Jordan, Jeff Jorgensen, Ted and Kim Junker.

K

James Kacena, Brian Kaldenberg, James R. Kane, George Kanz, Nicholas Kariya, Donald A. Karr Jr., Robin Kash, Mark Kelchen, Remonia Kelley, Mary Kemen, David Kemp, David Kennedy, Gail Kennedy, Mary Ellen Kenney, Matt Kenney, Maureen Kern, Jane Kersch, William Kettelkamp, Frank King, Jane King, Frank Kintzle, Elisabeth Kissling, John Kittleson, Kelli Klaus, James Klein, Donald Klingenberger, Jeff Klinzman, James Klopfenstein, Michael Klug, Donna Koch, Jeffrey Kocur, Nancy Kodros, Scott Koepke, Kevin Koob, Philip L. Kraft, Walter Kraus, Charlie Kress, Dorothy Krivanek, Shonna Krudel Robinson, David Krueger, Dale Kueter, John Krumbholz, Barbara Kuncl, Helen Kurth, David Kyllingstad.

L

Chris LaBarr, William Lacey, George K. Lake, Eve LaKose, Tom Lammers, Sara Langenberg, Marilyn Langhurst, Richard Langton Sr., Robert Larsen, Pete Larson, Travis V. Larson, Don Laughlin, Dell Lawrence, Jonathan Lawrence, Michelle LeCompte, Theresa Lee, Dave Lees, Kristine Leesekamp, Ernie Lehman, Herman Lenz, Dean Lerner, Richard Lesan, Thea Leslie, Bernie Lettington, Jay Levsen, Donna Lewis, Lloyd Lewis, Mary Lewis, Janet Libe, Gary Lindsay, Jeanne Liston, Sarah Meredith Livingston, David W. Lodge, Patrick Loeffler, Myrna Loehrlein, Dave and Sherry Lohman, Dan B. Long, Sam Long, Timothy Long, Helen Low, Ken Lowen, James W. Luders.

M

Mike Machovec, Henry T. Madden, Lauren Madden, Benjamin Maher, Daryl Mally, Michael V. Marcotte, Sue Marcou, Russell Marks, Kathy Martens, Lisa Marti, Michael Martin, Sheri Martin, Tom Martin, Vivian Martin, Sue Martinek, Richard Mason, Timothy Mason, Debra Matzat, Paul McAndrew Jr., Robert L. McBride, Barbara McCreight, Eileen McDermott, Lisa McDonough, Judy McDowell, Patricia McGee, Kris McGrane, Lisa McGrath, Pat McGrath, Renee McGuin, Diane McLain, Julie McMahan, JoAnn McNiel, John P. McPartland, Mark McQuade, Vern McShane, Jon C. McWhinney, Mary Jane McWilliams, James Meader, Jim Meis, Jean Meredith, Jan Merta, Barbara Merrill, David Meyer, David M. Meyer, Ron Meyer, Rob Metzger, Joe Michalec, Estella Michels, Sue Mihal, Chuck Mincks, Chris Miller, Cindy Miller, David P. Miller, Jay Miller, Marlyne Miller, Thomas Miller, Vern Miller, Julie Mitchell, Carolyn Moen, Tom Mohan, Max Molleston, John Monaghan, Maribeth Moore, Alvira Morris, Shirley A. Morris, Dee Mosiman, Carol Moss, Mary Mote, Rick Moyle, Solveig Moore, Mary Murphy, Tracey Myers.

N

Ruth Nash, Terri Nederhiser, Robert Neff, Don Nelson, Gene Nedved, Pamela Nelson, Larry J. Neppl, Bruce Nesmith, Jen Neumann, Lester Newton, John Nieland, Bret Nilles, Claire Nilles, Carol Nilles, Kurt J. Noack, Mildred Noble, Emily Norden, Lyse Norian, David J. Novak, Lan Nowotny, Andrea M. Nus, Shawn Nutt.

O

Jack O’Brien, Lon Olejniczak, Susan Oler, Clara Oleson, Laddie D. Oliver, Harry Olmstead, Frank Olsen, Doug Olson, Resmiye Oral, Sam Osborne, Dean E. Owens.

P

Amy Pace, Gary and Nancy Pacha, Pat J. Palmer, Tom Pardonek, Mary Ann Partin, Cindy Parsons, Bob Pasicznyuk, Marion Patterson, Rich Patterson, Kayla Paulson, Bobbie Paxton, Penny Peacock, David Pearson, Corinne Peek-Asa, Thomas Peek, Ross Peffer, Keith Penning, Paul Perez, Lynn Perry, Tom Petersen, Andrew Peterson, William Peterson, Susie Petra, Glenn A. Pettit, Roger M. Pfeiffer, Judy Pfohl, Michael H. Phelan, Marilyn Phelps, Trace Pickering, Bill and Sue Pieper, Chris Pierce, Jack Pilling, Richard Pitner, Janiece Piltingsrud, Richard Pirodsky, Hal Pittman, Marilyn L. Pleiness, Cheryl Plotz, Richard Pohorsky, Chuck Polasnky, Kermit Postier, Roger A. Prasil, Nancy Pratt, Ryan Pregler, Merle W. Price, Harold D. Prior, Jordan Proctor, Lonny Pulkrabek, Jane Purcell, Tom Pyron.

Q

Bill Quinby, Susan and Mark Quinn.

R

Bonnie Raasch, Doug Raber, John Rassler, Tom Ratchford, Eric Rauch, Paul Rauch, Edith Raus, Michael Ray, Michelle Ray-Michalec, Helen Reardon, Robert Reed, Gary Rees, Stephen D. Regan, Lu Anne Reifschneider, Alan W. Remington, Jon Remington, John Reyland, Frank Reynolds, Mary Richeson, Dale Richey, Clark Rieke, Dell and Mary Richard, Alicia Richards, Michael L. Richards, Stefani Ridenour, Sara Riley, Matt Rinderknecht, Robert Ritscher, Aaron Rivera, Ken Rizer, Gary L. Roberts, Leonard E. Roberts, Mary Roberts, Tom Robinson, John Rodecap, Jack Roeder, Marv Rops, Angela Rogers, Marcia Rogers, Martha Rogers, Dick Roggensack, Bernice Roman, Marv Rops, Eric Rosenthal, Becky Ross, Niles Ross, Paul Rossberger, Clarence and Jean Rouse, Bob Rowden, Mike Rowley, Norm Rowray, Richard Rozinek, Shirley Ruedy, Margene Rule, Dave Rusch, Connie Ryan Terrell, Judy Ryan, Nicolas J. Ryan, Shirley Ruedy, Jody Rudd, Richard Running, David Rust.

S

Tom Sabotta, Susan Sack, John Sackett, Roger Saindon, Anna Salamon, Michael Saltsman, Symon R. Sanborn, Gary Sanders, Floyd Sandford, Gary Sargent, Jesse Sargent, Thomas Sass, Phil Saunders, Dixie Saylor, Rae Schaefer, Morgan Schafbuch, Wayne Schilling, Ryan Schlabaugh, Barbara Schlachter, Bob Schlegel, Unita C. Schliemann, Mike Schluckebier, Justin Schmidt, Don Schmitt, Jim Schmitz, Carol Schnaufer, Carroll Schneider, Amelia Schoeneman, Corbin Scholz , Barb Schriever, Solveig Schueler, Vern Schueller, Connie Schulte, Robert Scott, Tracy J. Seboldt, Linda Seger, Warren Senders, Daniel Seufferlein, James Sever, Jon Sexton, Clarice Sharp, Larry D. Sharp, Michael Shaw, Michael Shea, David Sheets, James Shell, Janet Shipton, Brad and Yvette Shoemaker, Bonnie Showalter, Henry Siewert, Mike Sills, Dennis Silkebaken, George Simons, Bill Skow, Tressa Slaubaugh, Barb Slager, Jim Slitor, Henry Small, Jacqueline R. Smetak, Eric Smith, Joy Smith, Roger W. Smith, Taylor Smith, Virginia Smith, Joel Snell, Michael Snider, Tymbrie Snobl, Dick Socwell, John Solow, Victoria Solursh, Hal Sondrol, Maj. Jim Sorensen, Olivia Sorensen, Bonnie Sovern, Daniel Spahn, Lynne Sparks, Eugene Spaziani, Dorothy Speight, Matt Spellman, Steve Spicher, Shirley Spinler, Art Spisak, Jerry Springston, Suzanne Staab, Tony Staab, Susan Stack, Lewis Staley, Cort Stapleton, Gary Stansbery, Denise Stapley, Mick Starcevich, Russ Stark, Norma Stasi, Cyndy Staton, Ed Staton, Dick Steele, Priscilla Steele, John F.E. Steger, Benjamin Steinbron, Frederick Steinbron, Louis Stepanek, Harold and Donna Stephenson, Julie Stewart Ziesman, John Stiegelmeyer, Robert J. Stika, Scott Stines, Mary Stoddard, David Stokesbary, Leroy Stolte, Ed Stone, Terri Stoner, John Stratton, Mike Streb, Gary Streit, Dan Strellner, Bev Strong, Jeff Strottmann, Fred Strutton, Brent Stull, Joe Stutler, Ken Sullivan, Maggie Sullivan, Jim Surratt, Chuck Swanson, Roger Swanson, Del Swartzendruber, Ron Swearingen, Bob Sweet, Al Swegle, James Swender, Marcia Swift, Bill and Jean Synder.

T

Agshin Taghiyev, David Tammel, John Tarkington, Don Taylor, Gordon Taylor, Isaac Taylor, Ladarius Taylor, Delie Theesfeld, Ken Thimmesch, Dale Thomas, Carrie Thompson, Carol Thompson, Doug Thompson, Fred Thompson, Greg Thompson, Philip Thompson, Rod Thompson, Slayton Thompson, Steve Throssel, Amy Thuente, Christy Thurman, Deb Tiemens, Doug Tindal, Richard J. Tjarks, Sara Tokheim, Steve Tomash, Janet Tomkins, Karen Torno Fashimpaur, Sandra Toton, Mike Tramontina, Alice Tritle, Tim Trosky, Dick Trotter, Melody Turner, Don Turner, Clint Twedt-Ball.

U

Bob Ugarph, Ed Ulch, Sharon Ullrick, Ben Ungs.

V

Bev Valant, Tom van Deest, Dee Vanderhoef, Conrad Vande Zandschulp, Kathy Vande Zandschulp, Caroline Van Voorhis, Terry W. Van Gilder, Louis F. Van Marm, Dean Varner, Tom van Deest, Logan Venenga, Steven Vosatka, Jim and Carol Voss, Mary Jo Votroubek.

W

Darrick and Patricia Wagner, Doug Wagner, Gene Wagner, Gerard Wagner, Shana Wagner, Wade Wagner, Joshua Walderbach, Bruce and Dedi Walker, Rosemary (Sedlak) Frederiksen Walker, Ulla Wall, Peter D. Wallace, Thomas Walsh, Glen Walters, Jim Walters, Gene Wandling, Gary Warner, Daniel and Debbi Washburn, David Washburn, Justin Wasson, Jo Wasta, John Wauer, Leslie E. Weber, Loras Weber, Terry Wehrman, Angie Weiland, Deb Weisskopf, Jeaneal Weeks, Mike Welsh, Roman Welter, John Wennekamp, Jonathan K. Westercamp, Rosemary Weydert, Dorothy Whiston, Kevin White, Jim White, Linda Whittle, Gary A. Wicklund, Jean Wiedenheft, Stan Wiederspan, Chuck Wieneke, Cary Wiesner, Carol Wild, Jordan Willison, Don and Karen Williams, Jeff Wilkin, Angela Wilkinson, Larry T. Wilson, Merle Wilson, Jim Wing, Marvin Wink, Bob Winckler, Tyler Winegar, Judy Wirth, Beverly Witwer, Sandra Wolcott, Bob Wolfe, Craig E. Wood, Carol Woodson, Deb and Rich Wretman, Darrel Wrider, Jeff Wright, Mike Wright, Mike Wyrick.

Y

Pope Yamada, Bob Yeats, Jenny Yoder-Bell, Nick Yost, Stan Younce, David and Joann Young, Gary C. Young.

Z

Joe Zajicek, Fred Zehr, Rich Zeis, Adam Zieser, Curt Zingula, Tami Zumbach.

 

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