Letter to the editor – Sherwood Hoyle

To the editor,

I’m proud to say I graduated from Jefferson Community High School 50 years ago. The previous generation thought it was worth investing their money into a new high school. I was the second class to graduate from the new Jefferson Community High School in 1968. I remember the excitement and pride I felt moving into a new school. It helped me strive to be the best I could be. I got to be a part of the best jazz band in the state of Iowa, the basketball team that went to state, the track team that won several conference titles, and I even went to state in several events.

After my time serving in the United States Navy, I found my roots again in Greene County and began farming. I don’t farm with a B John Deere and 2-row planter anymore. I’ve kept up with the times. I have invested in precision agriculture. It costs money, but the return on investment makes it worthwhile.

I think the return on investment in a new school and career academy is worth it. Pillar Technology wants to bring their business to Greene County. They are offering high paying salaries. Will it be you, or your children, or your grandchildren that gets one of these higher paying jobs? In order for that to happen, we have to be willing to invest in our community. If we aren’t willing, they won’t be willing. It will be a lost opportunity we won’t get again.

$100,000. That is what this school bond referendum will cost me over the next 20 years. You might say that’s a lot of money. It is. I look at it as an investment in the future of our county and the next generation. As parents we want better for our children. We have an opportunity to do that. Let’s invest in the future of Greene County. Please join me in voting yes on April 3rd.

Sherwood Hoyle, Scranton

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