I was amused by Glen Edward’s comments about the little fictitious, ranting Elmer in the November 6 edition of the Kuna Melba News (KMN). A mystery solved. Elmer is the editor’s psychological make- believe friend left over from childhood. All liberal-progressive types seem to have this fantasy. Somehow they cannot live in the real world.
It is really unfortunate that since the departure of Scott McIntyre, the KMN has practically forfeited its true purpose of being a community newspaper. Instead it has turned into a progressive mouth-piece. A classic example is the Elmer rant in the October 30 edition of the KMN about the crazy “Tea Party People”. The editor does not back up his contention with facts about how crazy the Tea Party People are; he just wants you to know that Tea Party People are crazy. Well if that is your belief Mr. Editor, give some facts.
The reality is that the state-run media in this Country are controlled by liberal-progressive elements. A theory is that people will believe locally distributed news more readily than that coming via the large networks and newspapers. Hence, there has been a concerted effort by the nationally controlled conglomerates to buy-up local newspapers (the KMN included); and thereby, disseminate their national talking points locally. As you can see, the Elmer rant against Tea Party People was part of a national campaign by liberal-progressive elements to discredit the Tea Party.
Under Scott McIntyre, the KMN maintained the spirit of a true community newspaper. In those days, the KMN did an excellent job of covering community events from the youngsters, high-schoolers, to us oldsters. And, Mr. McIntyre also managed to do a little muckraking when necessary, covering news items such as the Kuna sewage plant fiasco, school budgets, etc. In my opinion, this is what a community newspaper should be. Not a politically motivated paper filled with infomercials.
— David Klinchuch
Editor’s Note: I understand that while you think Elmer might be fictitious, I can vouch that Elmer is not “little.” His name, upon request, has been changed for the sake of maintaining anonymity in the community. Furthermore, the former editor and owner of the Kuna Melba News is Scott McIntosh, not McIntyre. On a final note, by accusing me of being a pawn in part of some grand liberal-progressive conspiracy sent here to change the hearts and minds of small-town America, well, I think you just proved Elmer’s point.
We want to thank the students from Kuna High School who volunteer to rake the leaves from our yard each fall. They are a great help to the elderly and keeping our town clean is a great help. Thanks again.
— Floyd & Ruby Duncan
Kuna VFW Post 7019 thanks the Kuna Community for its participation in our Veterans Breakfast held Saturday, November 9th. Also special thanks to Kevin Byington of the Firehouse Pizzeria & Grill for helping us with food supplies; to Joanne Walquist, cook for the Senior Center, for her supervision; and to Charlie Long of Paul’s Market for his help with supplies. The Kuna High School Cheerleaders helped with serving the food and in appreciation Mike White, the Kuna Post Commander, presented them with a donation of $100. Kuna High School provided us with patriotic floral arrangements and balloons for decoration. Three winning tickets were drawn during the breakfast and receiving VISA gift cards were: Kara Steele – $300, Bill Glidden – $200, and Linda Seeley – $100.
Thank you to all those that participated in Rake Up Kuna this last week.
We wanted to give a special thanks to Home Depot, J&M Sanitation and Paul’s for their donations to make this event possible!
— Aubrey Andrus