Re: "Our take on the news" Nov. 13, 2013
Letters to the Editor
Reading the Nov. 13 Star newspaper editorial prompted me to this response.
Don't you find your statement about wondering what the judge will find to be ironic? One of the complaints about Mr. Picard helping his friends and neighbors came from Jack's Service.
The city of Grand Coulee granted Jack a permit to gouge the public with his monopolistic fuel prices. Now they want Mr. Picard to cease helping his family and friends so they will have to travel out of town for help. Just like many locals now have to do for their fuel needs. In the same Star issue, you mentioned that Donovan's neighbor had written a letter about what a good neighbor he is. I would like to add that every time I drive by Donovan's home I think of how much his residence has been made more beautiful than it was prior to being fixed up as nicely as Donovan and his family have done. He lives right on the highway so the whole community should be able to see the improvement.
I really hope that the judge and city of Grand Coulee can see the light on this issue. And if the people are looking for a place to buy your fuel you can still find a more affordable pump in Coulee City. I hope they don't join the club that Jack's Service and now the new owner in Wilbur have established.
Good luck, Donovan.