Each Monday The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.
Hundreds lined the streets to watch the return of Anderson’s Christmas parade. (Article published Nov. 23.)
◆ “We loved the parade. The only thing I thought was missing was the trolley car. The tree at the city building could have used more lights and the bells in the park across from the courthouse need bulbs.”
◆ “Thanks, Paul Bickel, for bringing back the old decorations. They are beautiful.”
◆ “Good to see some wonderful traditions returning to Anderson. Love the decorations that I first saw as a child. Kudos to Mayor Smith and Frank Owens for bringing back the memories. A big thank you, also, to Paul Bickel and all who worked in locating and hanging them.”
THB: Kudos to all involved and to those who attended. The retro decorations look great and remind us of our childhood. Let’s hope it gets bigger and better every year. Perhaps it could be combined with the Winterfest event next year.
Linda Anderson wrote a letter to the editor about helping the homeless by purchasing restaurant gift cards. (Nov. 23)
◆ “Linda, what a great idea. My wife and I will be purchasing some today!”
THB: People might be more apt to follow Linda’s example, instead of handing out cash that might not go toward a meal.
Three residents were injured during a home invasion. (Nov. 18.)
◆ “If they would start carrying a few of these people that break in, out the door with a sheet over them it would stop also!”
THB: Not to advocate more violence, but this blatant disrespect for the law is scary. Residents need to be vigilant, participate in neighborhood watches and if something seems suspicious, call the police.
A letter to the editor opined that a county pay hike is not justified quite yet. (Nov. 20)
◆ “You are right. These fools should be kicked out of office as soon as their next election bid. It is all about them.”
THB: Well, not only did they get a pay increase, each county employee also got a $500 bonus.