The Free Press, Mankato, MN


August 9, 2013

IronKids showed success


Editorial Board

Stand up woman stood up for what's right

Regarding the July 30 article “Police searching for suspects in downtown assault,” I would like to take the opportunity to thank the young woman, Sharee Nolan, for standing up for her fellow citizens.

It is not an easy thing to step into the middle of a confrontation between people you do not know — and our community is better off for having people like Nolan around to step in and say, ‘Hey, that’s not right.’ I happen to have the honor of knowing Nolan in an educational setting — and a more persistent woman you will not meet. She works hard when the going gets tough, so it is little surprise to me that she stepped in where others might have stepped away.

Everyday heroes will surprise you, from the man who stops to help you change your tire on the side of the road to the business woman who pays for the coffee of the person in line behind her. These are the people that make our community a better place to live. And I hope that more people will have the heart to stand up and help those who need it.

If I had the training and ability I would fix Nolan’s teeth for free — the least I could do to thank her for being a stand-up woman. When it comes down to it, what would you do to thank an everyday hero?

Sara J. Stambaugh

St. Peter

Korean War lookback appreciated

Thank you for reminding the public that the Korean War took place and left a memorable legacy to those who participated in the event. The only lasting memories of the war is the TV program M.A.S.H. If it wasn't for that program the war would truly be forgotten.

Bless the reruns. The lyrics of the theme song for the program are most touching and most memorable.

Pell JohnsonKorean War veteran, St. Peter

Thanks for the good coverage of the anniversary of the Korean armistice 60 years ago. Both the front page article and the editorial by Pell Johnson reminded people of the sacrifices our military people made.

Korea is certainly one of our success stories.

Barb Maher


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