• Last modified 285 days ago (Aug. 17, 2023)



To the editor:

My heart goes out to you for the loss of your mother, even more so because of the raids on your home and the business Joan has co-owned.

When she was out and about in Marion, I enjoyed talking with her and hearing her laugh. She was a great lady and one of a kind who never should have had to endure the invasion into her home and business by law enforcement which is looking more and more as overkill by zealous law enforcement.

This was shocking to read that any law enforcement in the United States of America would resort to doing this.

The KBI should step in and take over this investigation from both law enforcement agencies and ensure all equipment and cell phones be returned as soon as possible although that may be too late to prevent the police chief from accessing private information about an investigation into him, the details have been on the internet if anyone takes the time to look it up and read.

I have always liked reading the Marion County Record ever since we first subscribed more than 50 years ago.

My father always subscribed to local papers plus the Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon. I grew up reading the news and always admired editors’ courage to write about the current events, including the Vietnam war and civil rights.

A “true” paper reports the news, including any wrongdoing by government officials, as part of the jobs — which I have always believed that Eric Meyer, and his father before him, have tried to accomplish.

A good editor is one who causes people to talk and discuss current events and whether our government leaders are doing jobs they were elected to do, not like the Hillsboro Free Press, which seems to pick and choose what to print to avoid offending anyone.

Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward pursued for two years the Watergate story that brought down Richard Nixon.

Boston Globe journalists broke the story on sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church.

We need to support Eric Meyer and his staff. Without someone like them, we are left to wonder who will be the next one to have rights tramped on by local law enforcement?

Barbara Tajchman, Marion

Last modified Aug. 17, 2023