Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Letters to the Editor

February 13, 2014

letters to the editor

Owners should take responsibility

Dear Editor:

Empty houses that are not cared for make it difficult for neighbors.

We live next door to a house that has been empty for years. The owner does not maintain the home except to have someone cut the grass once in awhile. The privacy fence in the back yard is starting to lean and will topple soon. The windows are broken and a few cats have made the garage and crawlspace their home.

Now there is a huge opossum that will probably have babies this spring. A neighbor is going to set a trap for the opossum. We have run off kids climbing on the house roof and the roof of the shed.

We have called the gas company twice to take care of a gas leak at this home. We live next door and we could smell gas while we were out in the back yard. The fire department and the gas company confirmed the leaks. Interested buyers have contacted the owner, but so far it is still empty.

We are tired of babysitting this house. I wish the owner would take responsibility. We live in a very nice neighborhood with friendly and helpful neighbors. The house spruced up will make a nice home for someone. Too bad it isn’t likely to happen.

Sincerely,

Terri Davis

Greensburg

Relay for Life helps celebrate, remember

Dear Editor:

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, so I thought it would be a good time to write this letter.

For the past 15 years or so, I’ve participated in the Decatur County Relay for Life. My reasons have been many, especially in 2008 when I became a caregiver to my dad who was fighting liver cancer. He didn’t win that battle, but I won’t stop relaying for him and the countless others that have faced or will face this terrible disease. Stopping is not an option!

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