A Couple of Quotes…

by Staff on February 8, 2007 · 38 comments

in Local

I was browsing around the Mitchell Times Online site looking for something and found a couple of quotes I just had to respond to.

Going back to a column written in August, Krystal Slaten (Hi, Krystal) was talking about researching people she knows on the Internet and ended by saying “…I’d just as soon take a stroll through the downtown to find out what the community … is up to.”

That seems quite ironic, considering the “community” isn’t up to anything. Downtown is dead. There are numerous places for sale, the owners wanting to flee town, to no avail. The kids aren’t allowed to hang out there anymore without the business owners running them off (I will never set foot into Furniture World again, Mr. Ferrell, nor will many of my readers).

The “community” is dead, in effect.

When I was a teenager, we were permitted to “hang out” downtown. Whether is was 3pm or 3am didn’t really matter; the Police allowed us to congregate as long as we weren’t causing trouble. Boy, that shit’s changed.

In another article, written by Michele Super in December, she spoke of changes (ironically). Mostly she was referring to elementary school and children having “blue drills” to prepare them on what to do if someone were to come into school with a gun. I want to quote a whole paragraph she wrote, however:

Look forward, Mitchell, with great anticipation. The future of our community is before us and lies in the decisions we make. Get involved. Become the voice of your community to make sure we are electing the right officials, appointing the right chief of police, electing the school board officials that will make decisions based on what we feel is in the best interest of our community.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

11 comments
ROCKCHESTER
ROCKCHESTER

My God! Reading through this subject, we have concluded that Anonymous is a terrorist! We read a threat to someone by Anon. We think Anonymous is the axis of evil!!!!!! We Northerns are scared of you rednecks! You spend so much time typing nonsense, we just wondered...does anyone there have a job? An education? A life? Is it true that half of you married relatives? Is that why all the babes from that area really look like Babe....the Pig? We gotta go, midterms tomorrow, but thanks for all the "simple" humor, and stay as ignorant as you are. Someday, our kids will need a good laugh too!!

admin
admin

First off, let me state that I've been fortunate enough that I've never needed the assistance of any fire department. To be quite honest, I've never had a firsthand experience with either of the departments, which is why I, personally, have refrained from speaking out one way or the other. I do know, however, that if the unfortunate circumstances arose and you and your group were coming to my aid, I would be very appreciative of any assistance that you could provide to me. I know that some of you guys are extremely dedicated and drop everything when you hear your radios or pagers going off. Regardless of what some might say or think, please know that the rest of us, even if we sometimes take your help for granted, would be begging for your assistance if we were placed in one of those situations. Unfortunately for everyone, not all of us have the goodwill and/or dedication to do what you guys so unselfishly do. Please, keep up the good work. Thank you, Jeremy -- Webmaster, Mitchell News

jpchero
jpchero

Okay, I'm new to town and I have to ask this question.. Can you please explain the comment: "The city government is corrupt and will never change until you get rid of Kenny Allen, The Watson family, Mr. Herald and yes, even Tyler Duncan." I have met some of these people, as they come in and do business where I work. I'm sure my short term opinion of them is not as accurate as the first hand accountings of those of you who work with them, or grew up with them. So set me straight, why do you feel these people are corrupt and need to be replaced? I just hope I'm not sorry I asked.

admin
admin

I just reread the "Living at home...STILL, grow up" comment. It's funny how you contradict yourself when talking about this dispatcher. First you say that "He has too much morals" and then you threaten me because he has friends. If I understand correctly, you're saying that some type of harm may come to me for things people say about this man who -- you claim -- "has too much morals". -- webmaster, mitchellnews.net

whoosiermom
whoosiermom

No, what it comes down to is who you are and who you know. Does any one remember when Pamida came to town and all the kids got hired and started stealing from the store? They carried out everything from tvs to chairs. Everything was kept all hushed up because these were not poor kids, in fact one of them's Dad was friends with Randy Phelix. Now if that had been a bunch of poor kids it would have been splashed all over the news. I bet you are friends with one or more of our town politicians.Because it's pretty obvious that you have never had any dealings with our local law even through a family member. Just because they are police officers does not mean that they are wearing angels wings, so give me a break. I have been around for a long time and I am neither a troublemaker or a law breaker and I can not remember when we have not had a mean bullying cop on the Mitchell police force. And once you have been in trouble in this town it follows you the rest of your life. The only solution is to move away.

whoosiermom
whoosiermom

obviously you need to work on your typing skills also,I found two mistakes in your post. I am on here daily and I have not noticed that anyone is answering their own posts.

admin
admin

It's been posted. Either click the "about" button at the top right to get it, or hit the "contact" button and use the form to send me an e-mail from there. -- webmaster, mitchellnews.net

admin
admin

Wow, is that a threat? I'd hate to have to call my LEO friends (not in Mitchell, obviously) and pass along identifying information to them. -- webmaster, mitchellnews.net

cris 2007
cris 2007

Everything you were told was confirmed by an mpd officer can be confirmed to you again, fish is young and got a little confused i think, but he knew what he was doin while he was drugging. he was serving and protecting his own self without regard to anyone else. But in the end he convicted himself before he got to the judge and jury. maybe urine tests should be required to be a cop. you have to take one to work at a grocery store.

admin
admin

Everything that I posted to this site about Tevin was confirmed to me, personally, by one of Mitchell's police officers. -- webmaster, fuckmitchell.com

whoosiermom
whoosiermom

You know I kind of have to disagree with the things on this site not having much credibility,for example the rumors about Tevin Fish. I have first hand knowledge of the things he was doing. My Daughter was involved with him briefly. Not only was he doing xanax but he was hooked on Lortab and shooting steroids where Doctors usually give you a shot. He could consume a fifth of whiskey a night and he also stole a bag of pot from the evidence room while he was on vacation. Right after he came back from vacation he was suspended. So actually I kind of tend to believe most of what is written here.

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