Dear Editor:“Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”- Pastor M. Niemoller when those that have, forget when they could not, we have ignorance. For a government who represents a people as diverse as we are to now dictate a hateful, fearful venom is disgraceful. We are better than this. We have to be. It’s not just that the nations are watching. It’s that our children are. Several years ago I joined a cohort of teachers at Kean University. Our purpose was to learn how to better teach anti-bullying techniques using history specifically the Holocaust. We read how fear permeated through the cold walls of the ghettos. We saw video of survivors who described how they hid and in spite of so much hate; it was often an insider who showed some kindness. Whether a piece of bread or a warm place to hide. Anything that helped another soul survive one more night was a slap to the face of racism, hatred and death. Now is not the time to be silent. Now is not the time to ignore the harassment, intimidation and bullying of other souls. We have to march, we have to write, we have to remind our government that it works for us not the other way around. I am proud that we are a sanctuary city. I am proud we can see past our problems and see that no one should live in fear. We are better than this, we have to be.Hilario Nunez
By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. – The penultimate round of 2018 championship chase action atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas is set for this Saturday night, Sept. 1.Saturday’s Labor Day Weekend special card at the state-of-the-art facility includes a full card of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.Racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m.Thus far in 2018, a total of 185 different racers have competed in at least one round championship chase action at Dodge City with 31 different competitors making their way to victory lane in 46 overall features. This past weekend’s tilt offered up four first-time winners on the season with only IMCA Hobby Stocker Duane Wahrman making a return visit to the winner’s circle after his fourth triumph of the year.Several championship battles continue to hang in the balance with only the sixth annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on Saturday, Sept. 15 remaining on the regular season following this weekend’s card.