The Herald Bulletin

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Opinion

March 17, 2013

You Said It: About a reservoir, Sears and a deadly, high-speed crash

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.

A seven-mile, 2,000-acre lake has been proposed for the Anderson area. (Article published March 15)

  • “I like the proposal. This city has been slowly trying to grow, but with the job rate continuing to be low and other areas of deprivation in this city still rampant, I think a big change like this would be helpful to the city. I hope it goes through, I would be interested to see how the city changes and develops around it.”
  • “I am guessing this has been done successfully elsewhere and hopefully officials from that area have been, or will be surveyed to ascertain the strategies which were effective and most importantly, those that were not. This is very interesting.”
  • ““You have to have a solid redevelopment plan in place for such a massive change. You can’t just flood an area which currently holds a major number of businesses and hope we will recover and grow from it. You can’t just try it and hope for the best or the city can/will go bankrupt.”

THB: As another reader has commented: Yes, it is a big idea but the only way to get the area out of the situation it is in is to go for big ideas … if we keep doing what we have always done then what will we get?

A Sears Hometown Store will return to Anderson at the site of the former Family Christian Store in the 2000 block of University Boulevard. (March 13)

  • “Seems like a small positive step forward; welcome back, Sears!”
  • “Well, I am glad to have them back. We recently had to drive to Muncie to replace (at their expense) a warranted appliance. It took more than one trip. I look forward to the convenience of having them here for tools and appliances. Their hiring anyone can’t hurt this town, but it would be nice if they offered the jobs to those prior employees.”

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